Halloween Mix & Match 2010

Halloween Mix & Match 2010

I have a handful of Halloween mix and match designs for you today; two of which are Nightmare Before Christmas inspired.

The top two are JackSkellington from The Nightmare Before Christmas, followed by a Creeping Spiderweb design, Cute Ghosts and a Little Black Cat.

This is the first of the two Jack Skellington nails, being his happy or neutral face. Going into this you might think you’d have to apply the white around the tiny face shapes but it’s actually much easier to just fill in a white circle completely, and then draw on the eyes, nose and mouth after. I used acrylic craft paint but there are several alternate choices you could use instead, such as a fine Sharpie or nail art pen.

This is the second Jack Skellington, being his angry or mischievous face. I used black acrylic paint and a small paintbrush.

This one I will probably wear myself for Halloween. It’s a creeping spiderweb applied over a glitter polish. Choose any color you like for the background, but a glitter is what makes this one visually interesting. You could use a nail art pen to apply your web lines, or acrylic craft paint.

I often see spiderweb nail art being perfectly symmetrical. While snowflakes should be of course, when I see webs in real life they’re often a bit wonky or crooked here and there. Things like wind or shifting leaves tend to bunch up certain areas together or a stuck insect might mess up part of the web, so try and imitate that in your design by making a few lines curved and a few straight like I have, as it makes for a more unique finished product.

Just some cute, simple ghosts. Again, paint on your white shape first and then draw on your black details after.

This little kitty is a very difficult design, but it’s something I would have really liked to wear when I was a kid. The example pictured was done in acrylic paint, leaving small gaps for the pink background to show through as his ears. Leave out the mouth and nose entirely to simplify the image a bit.

Click the picture above to see last year’s Halloween Mix and Match!

Which of this year’s five Halloween looks is your favorite?

Asami

Asami

My name is Asami, and I’ve been an experienced Nail Technician for over 20 years. All started back in college as a simple hobby, while it has become a lifestyle. I worked in various nail salons while I got many degrees and certifications which helped me gain more and more experience. During my career I learnt from the very best people in the industry.

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