Purple Crumpet Fairy Challenge: Animal Print Nails3:24 PM
Today's Purple Crumpet Fairy challenge was to do animal print nails. I was a little non-plussed for this one because animal print is not really my thing and also because I've done A LOT of animal print nails. My favorite ones so far were the striped leopard nails I did awhile back. Mostly because they were animal print, yes, but not your standard leopard or zebra print nail. They were outside of the box. So for today's challenge, I wanted to go outside the box again with the print! The cute little guy you see above is a Brazilian Tapir. They are pig-like (though not related genetically to the pig) animals which live in South America and are considered endangered. I actually do a lot of work with endangered species organizations (mostly for the African Elephant and the Clouded Leopard) so it was sort of a fun challenge for me because of that! Anyway...on to the nails!
I used Essie Sand Tropez for the base color and then used a brush and a stamp to create the lighter and darker areas of the stripes with China Glaze Ingrid. Then I went back and added a few dots to the darker spots with the Sand Tropez. I hope you all enjoy the art and thanks for following! :) What kinds of causes are you involved/interested in?