Of all the David Bowie pictures that I posted, the idea which intrigued me the most was how to recreate the ruffled cravat from Labyrinth. I thought long and hard about it, and then I came up with this.
I’ve got some seriously abstract nail art going on here. Most of the manicure is pure and simple Models Own Obsidian. I didn’t want the accent nail to drown. To create this perhaps odd effect I scrunched up some ribbon to get that nice ruffly effect, then carefully stitched it together with needle and thread. I glued it the nail (painted white) with ordinary nail glue, and dabbed a few spots of glue between each ruffle to stop it from moving. La voilà. What do you think? Is this exciting and new, or just a bit weird?
The other manicure today is perhaps a bit more conventional. It’s the Kanji characters from the Ziggy Stardust costume by Kansai Yamamoto.
The writing translates as “one who spits out words in a fiery manner” and phonetically reads “David Bowie.” (Source.) This to me is SO cool. I know that Chinese characters can change meaning dramatically if you get so much as half a line out of place so I tried my best to get them accurate!
My colours for the design are Claire’s Accessories White, Sinful Colors Black on Black and Exotic Green, and Tara’s Talons Ice-Lolly. The studs are from Roo Beauty and I painted the characters on myself with a fine paintbrush.
Check out my other David Bowie designs by following the David Bowie tag. Do you have a favourite yet?