Friday, February 12, 2010

For Your Thoughts.

Hey everyone! Guess whose birthday it is today? I'll give a hint... he'd be 201 years old today. He sported a lovely beard. He was assassinated by John Wilkes Booth. ;) Ok, if you haven't figured it out yet, its Abe Lincoln!! :-P In honor of our 16th President's birthday, I decided to do penny nails, since he's on both sides!! :-P It didn't turn out as well as I'd hoped, because I quickly discovered it is very hard to paint the detail of a penny on a fingernail with a nail art brush. :-P it'd have to be like a single bristled art brush! lol

I used Milani Sassy Brassy, which to me looks more like copper, as a base, with a mixture of Zoya Raven, Zoya Angelina and Nubar Milk Chocolate Creme for the linework, and Zoya Raven for the black background, topped with Essie Matte About You. Penny art was topped off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat to really make 'em shine. ;)

Now, how about your 2¢?


  1. wow! history plus cool looking nail - love that real copper look!

  2. so cute! I have a question though...when your doing your left hand is it hard for you? That's one of the hardest things for me to do!

  3. This design and execution is impressive!!

  4. So awesome. You constantly impress me with your freehand :)

  5. You had trouble painting it with a nail art brush...hummm... I'd have trouble painting it with a fire hose on the side of a building!
    You shouldn't apologize, because it looks awesome- really. You are SUPER talented!

  6. Well, i think it looks awesome! good job on Abe! P.S. How many nail art brushes do you have and how do you clean them? Also, how do you keep seperate colors from mixing and making the wrong color on the nail? do you have to wait until each separate color of the design dries? I've been wanting to try some nail art myself!

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