Friday, February 08, 2013

31 Day Challenge, day 22: Inspired by a Song


Hey everybody! I'm at day 22 of the 31 Day Challenge, which means I had to pick a song as inspiration. I never thought this challenge was going to be easy, but man, it was so much more difficult than I'd expected! A lot of songs have abstract titles, which are really hard to capture into something recognizable on the nails. And I did want to make something that people were able to recognize, rather than something artsy and abstract that could actually be anything. So I hope you guys indeed saw that pictured on my nails is a train. ;-) The symbolic train of John Mayer's Stop This Train. I think it's a touching song and I especially love the live version of it from his album Where The Light Is.
I really wanted to portray the speed and enormous size of the train, so what better way to do that than making it in Art Deco poster style? :-) The red basecolor is OPI's Big Apple Red, and for the vehicle I used a couple of different polishes and stripers, plus a little sponging for the steam and lights. At last a layer of Essence Matte topcoat and it was finished. Hope you like it!

14 comments:

  1. This is sooo awesome! I love it! It's an amazing train.

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  2. This is amazing! Myself and a couple of friends aredoing a year long challenge, & I'm dreading when the song one comes up.

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  3. Oh wow this is amazing! A few of my friends are taking this nail challenge on a weekly basis, I can't wait for the inspirational challenges come up :)

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  4. One of my very fave John Mayer songs (after Vultures)! You did a beautiful job, kudos :D

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  5. You got the art deco down perfectly. It's very visually clear and super-well-executed. :)

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  6. I agree with followgashin, this is super-well-executed! I wish I had your pulse :)

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  7. Cool, I think that it's great you made it matte because somehow these one can look better matte than shiny I think.

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  8. I knew immediately what it was....just not which song :-) Awesome job!

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  9. Oh wow, I love it! Really great idea and good job on it :)

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  10. Love yr blog!!! You are an artist! Mary L.

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