Ghost Crab of the Cosmos - Hermit Werds - deep blue nail art with crab and astrological Cancer symbol and ghostly white paint on top
Ghost Crab of the Cosmos

Ghost Crab of the Cosmos

Well, it was inevitable that I would start combining prompts for #GlamNailsChallenge since my nail art-ing time is getting swallowed up with drawing. But I think this turned out to be a great combination: Ghost and Astrology. I love the little crabs that symbolize Cancer so I used that along with an acrylic paint technique where you really water down the paint, get it on your nail, then pull off most of the paint before it dries. You end up with a delicate outer rim of white and a soft film of white in the middle.

Since this was my first time using the technique, flailing was involved. I kinda swung between not enough water and too much. I still like my results, but I’d have to do this more before I really feel like I could offer much in the way of advice, so I’ll just say one nail at a time and erring on the side of too much water gave better results.

Ghost Crab of the Cosmos - Hermit Werds - deep blue nail art with crab and astrological Cancer symbol and ghostly white paint on top
Ghost Crab of the Cosmos

Products Used

Base Polish:
Revlon’s “Beguile
Stamping Polish:
Mundo de Unas’ “White
Freehand Painting:
Watered down white acrylic paint
Stamping Plates:
Born Pretty BP-L083 (crab) and BP-L087 (star formation and cancer symbol)

I also stamped the star formation that Born Pretty had next to the Cancer symbol on my thumb. I tried googling it to see how accurate it was, but, of course, the star formation kinda depends on how bright the star has to be before you count it. So it seems to shift around depending on who you’re listening to. *shrug* I used what I had, but it doesn’t match the formation in my Glow-in-the-Dark Night Sky Book, which I am sure is definitive. 🤣

Ghost Crab of the Cosmos - Hermit Werds - deep blue nail art with crab and astrological Cancer symbol and ghostly white paint on top
Ghost Crab of the Cosmos

Sorry (or you’re welcome) for such a short post today. So much to do and so little time to do it in. 🤷‍♀️🙋😘

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