Sunday, 4 May 2014

May the 4th be with you- Chewbacca Nails

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Yes, May the 4th be with you. Star Wars day, the day that the Universe invented for everything to be awesome, and the fact that it was Free Comic Book Day yesterday means that this weekend is probably,definitely the best weekend of the whole year.

Last year for May the 4th, I did some cute Stormtrooper nails, and this year I wanted to do something equally as cute and awesome, which has resulted in possibly my favourite nails ever and I would happily wear these nails FOREVER.
outdoor in the sun

I've wanted to do these Chewbacca nails for a while and have bought a few pots of brown flock for it but they all had too much of a reddy tone to them, until last week when I finally got a pot brown enough.

For these Chewbacca nails, I used a base coat of Barry M Mushroom, then a tacky cheap top coat and after double checking the best method for flocking, I piled the flock on. The belt was done using striping tape and Barry M Silver Foil.

indoor natural light
Believe it or not, the clean up on this was pretty easy, any topcoat that had spilled over onto skin and now had flock on it, scraped of easily once dry and i used a fan brush from my nail brushes just to sweep off any excess flock that was hanging around.

I didn't put a top coat over the best just because I thought it kind of had a little bit of a distressed leather look after the striping tape had come off.

Sadly, flock doesn't last very long and by the time I took these photos, it was already a little bit patchy in places and by this point of typing up the post, I already have some tip wear. I'm definitely going to do these again sometime though, maybe when I don't have anything to do afterwards.

Just an FYI, you still have plenty of time to get on with a Star Wars movie marathon and no one will judge you today.

Now get the flock out and May the 4th be with you!

:)x






1 comment:

  1. YAY! Another fantastic idea beautifully executed.

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