Monday, May 2, 2011

A Whole Different William


This guy is the 'Wooly' variety...

Like the newly-wedded dapper young Prince William, this 'Willy' also has a bit of a bald spot. However, unlike the dear prince I speak of, with a flick of a magnet, you can cover this guy's bald spot up. :) Of course I speak of Wooly Willy, the simple children's 'toy' that consisted of a cardboard printed with the face of a bald man with a very red nose, a raised plastic window, a magnet, and some iron filings which you repositioned to create hair, mustaches, eyebrows, etc.! Really high-tech toys that we grew up with that will always hold a place in our hearts. Today's nail design is inspired by all the days I spent in my childhood drawing mohawks, fu manchus, beards, and unibrows on that flat bald man.


I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, with CND Bicycle Yellowto create stripes on the ring finger. For the faces, I used Urban Outfitters Nude 3, China Glaze Hey Sailor! for the nose, and American Apparel Hassid to outline and for the hair. Topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

Do you think Wooly Willy was a Wooly Bully?

19 comments:

  1. why have i never heard of this toy?! seems cool! hahaha

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  2. LOL I remember this toy! So scary. :(
    But the nails are cute.

    And omg don't even remind me of William's bald spot. It just breaks my heart...he used to be so very delicious.

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  3. You are so talented! How long does it take for you to do these nails?

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  4. i remember having one of these and loved it.
    great job!!

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  5. I remember always playing with this thing in Crackle Barrel. :)

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  6. I had so much fun with this toy! You did a great job replicating it.

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  7. As always...UH-MAZING! You deserve an exhibit in a gallery for these works of art!

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  8. Oh man, LOVE these nails, it brings back my childhood!

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  9. Hahahahaha! I used to give him sunglasses or a top hat!
    That is so much fun- you never cease to amaze with your brilliant self...

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  10. This blog is amazing! Nails are awesome!!

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  12. waaaaooooooooo.... This website is really cool and awesome. The templete is very cool too
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  13. this website is sooo awesome! i never know what to do with my nails and i get sooo tired of just 1 color. i love your designs!
    :)

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  14. this excellent website is definitely sooo brilliant! we can't say for sure how to handle the finger nails and i also obtain sooo fed up with just 1 coloration. i love a person's layouts!


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  15. I love this design and copied it for my own Easter mani this year. I would have had a really hard time figuring out the shading without your example. It received tons of compliments and I posted shots on Facebook and made sure to give you credit. Thanks!

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