Did you think I was done playing around with bright backgrounds and black and white subjects just because I painted Scarecrow vs Crow? You would be wrong, although possibly today’s look has satiated me for a while. We’re starting with a bright fuchsia/magenta nail polish with orange glitter and adding black and white pumpkins with letters on top. It’s a little bit reverse stamping (from filling in the letters) and a little layered stamping (adding the stems).
The original design that I sketched out last October had the pumpkins spelling “spooky”, but I didn’t get to paint it then and pumpkin prompts are already showing up on Instagram for September. So I decided to go with “harvest” instead and added a little Halloween cat with a jack-o-lantern to lean into my favorite holiday instead of out-and-out ghosts.
Meanwhile I’m already drinking my coffee from Target’s ghost mug. The lip curves inward which is a little weird, but it also makes it harder to spill your drink. Convenient.
Nail art products used
- Base Polish:
- Cadillacquer’s “Sky On Fire“
- Stamping Polishes:
- Hit the Bottle’s “Stonewashed & Windswept” and UberChic’s “Essential White” + “Pure Black“
- Advanced Stamping Polishes:
- Hit the Bottle’s “Bun Intended“ + “Stonewashed & Windswept” and Sinful Color’s “Snow Me White“
- Stamping Plates:
- Moyou London “Halloween Collection-02” (cat with jack-o-lantern)
- UberChic Beauty mini “Creepy Cute Alphabet” (“harvest” pumpkins)
Items in italics are debuting on the blog for the first time.
The whole design didn’t come together entirely smoothly. I tried using a different white stamping polish and realized it wasn’t going to be opaque enough so I had to switch back. I also decided to alternate between white and light grey for the pumpkins so that I could layer them over each other. Then I tried to use a stamping decal that I’d made for a previous nail art and hadn’t used…
Pretty, right? That fuchsia color is perfect for making black and white pop.
But the line style of the image doesn’t really match clean layered stamping that has no outlines. So I hunted around before finding my Halloween cat.
This isn’t the first time I went with pumpkins to edge into Halloween without quite being there. Anyone remember my Glam-kins?
Final pumpkin nail art photos
Until next time, friends! 🙋♀️