Saturday, September 22, 2012

I stole your crayons!

Hiya! So, recently I have been having a major creativity block. I couldn't think of anything to do with my nails and when I thought of something I was just blah about it. Now, you all know that my momma lives with me right? Yeah, so she can be pretty awesome sometimes and during one of her manic episodes she wrote out a list of ideas and one of them was crayons. I love crayons and coloring.  I still color sometimes as a way to de-stress and clear my head. And who doesn't love crayons? They're colorful, they smell good, they bring you back to your childhood and OH the endless creative possibilities crayons have! So yeah, crayons are good.


I used a mix of polish and acrylic paint for this.  The base yellow is Nina Pro- Like Butta topped with Julep Daisy because Like Butta was a tad too mustard-y looking. The dark green for the crayon box details is Finger Paints-Tough Art to Follow. The rest is acrylics, because I thought polish would be too thick for the little crayons but, now I think if you thinned it out a little it would work and using polish would have better color crayon possibilities :)


I also didn't want to make the mani "too perfect" I wanted it to look cute and whimsical and sort of sketched in, which is a good thing because I can't do "perfect" so this is a fun one to do if you feel like you can't do nail art.

So that's about it.  My mom did a cool thing and I'm feeling more inspired. Good stuff Maynard!
'till next time!
-EJ

14 comments:

  1. As kids we had a huge box of crayola crayons, and now I want them again! I want to colour too :) Love it x

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    1. I love the big box! I think it even has glitter colors in it :) I bet you get to color with your boys though, no? One of the many perks of being a mom!

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  2. Love this.....my daughter needs this, she is a k teacher. Wonderful art work :)

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    1. Thank you! Your daughter should do this! It's much easier than it might look, the kids would love it :D

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  4. This is so cool, I've seen other crayon mani's but none like this - so cool!

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  5. those are soooo cute!!!!!
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    -Jen <3

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  6. I love your work and I am a big fan :) I have nominated you for the Versatile blogger award ... Stop by my blogg and check out the rules :)
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    xoxo
    gin

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    1. Thank you so much hun! I got another nomination for versatile blogger today too! I'm so flattered! And I already follow your blog sweetie, it's awesome! You're so talented!

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