Today’s burnt orange color is more orange and, oh, I’ve waited a few years to get to use this gorgeous color. Seriously, the cruelest part of having a large polish collection (aside from the cost 😭) is finding time to use them all! It made a perfect pairing with my inspiration: vintage Halloween posters with limited colors. Back in the day when it seemed like most people were printing with a limited color set so four colors had to be plenty and human design skills rose to that challenge. I have a rockabilly stamping plate (M228) with people that looked like they had skull heads and I just went from there.
Nail art products used
- Base Polish:
- Geekish Glitter Lacquer’s “Sheila“
- Stamping Polishes:
- Maniology’s “Coconut” and UberChic’s “Pure Black“
- Reverse Stamping Polishes:
- KADS’ “44 Light Gray Blue” and Maniology’s “Coconut“
- Stamping Plates:
- Maniology “M228“ (skeletal rockability man and woman)
- My Online Shop “MJ LXIII“ (haunted houses, stars)
Items in italics are debuting on the blog for the first time.
To help my haunted houses “pop” against the fairly dark orange background, I double stamped with my favorite cream polish, Maniology’s “Coconut” that you might recognize from yesterday’s Hot Ghost October design. The space around the skeletons actually felt a little bare so I went back and double stamped the sketchy little stars that were in the big haunted house image. They are so cute! If you asked me before I got into nail art what kind of design element would show up in my work a lot, I would not have said “stars”, but they really seem to show up a lot.
Which is not an excuse for me to buy stamping plates just to get more star options. Except it is…
#DesigningWithDenise – Original October
Denise challenged us to create a Halloween scene in a vintage style like the old fashioned paintings that people are adding ghosts to. And the results! I really wish tags worked like they used to so you could see all the results easily.
Final vintage Halloween poster nail art photos
Until next time, friends! 🙋♀️