Saturday, December 11, 2010

Piano Nails!

Piano Nails!

We’re going to see Jim Brickman in concert, so naturally I had to do piano nails!  If you don’t know who Jim Brickman is, check out and listen for a while….beautiful!!

First, I’ll show you the finished nails, then below is the step-by-step with some process pictures.

  1. First, I appled a single coat of Sally Hansen Hard As Nails Xtreme Wear “White Out” on every nail.
  2. Added a second coat on the diagonal where I planned to put the piano keys.
  3. Used Sally Hansen’s Nail Art Pen in black top draw the diagonal line that will be the top of the piano keys.
(This photo shows steps 4, 5, and 6)

4.  Used Nail Art pen to draw lines that would be the line separating the keys.  (as seen on the far left pinkie and ring finger naisl)
5.  Using Nail Art Pen, I drew little “tick marks” where the black keys will go.  (as seen on the left side of the middle nail)(Google an image of a piano keyboard to see how the black keys are grouped in sets of two and three)
6.  Use the Nail Art Pen to draw the black keys (as seen on the index nail)  On my Right hand, I used the white Nail Art pen to help fix/cover a few places my left hand wobbled with the black.

(This photo shows all the nails with the keys drawn on them.)  
(I had to go back and apply another coat of the black over the places where it had dried and cracked)

7.  I used Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear "Blue It" over the top of the back half of the nails.  I ended up adding two coats for an even look.  I used a small brush to make sure I got it where I wanted it.
8.  I added a silver line with Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear "Celeb City" 
9.  Went back with the Nail Art pen to redraw the top of the key.

(This Photo shows the nails all painted, before clean-up)

(and after clean-up)
(GORGEOUS, if I do say so myself!)

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