Saturday, January 26, 2013

NOTD: We The People

Hello!!

Today's 31 Day Challenge prompt is to do a manicure inspired by our country. I wanted to go a different way than the typical flag manicure since I've already done a couple of those, and I wanted to challenge myself to stay away from red, white and blue.

I agonized over this a bit, spent some time thinking about what symbols other than the flag and the Statue Of Liberty are iconic for the United States Of America, something that every American recognizes and feels pride in.

"We The People". These three words, the words that start our Constitution, are pregnant with meaning for Americans; they hold the promise of all the ideals of our democracy. And these three words, as they appear written at the top of the document, are instantly recognizable to most, if not all, Americans:



I decided to recreate the look of these words as they appear on the constitution. I printed out this image in reverse, and attempted to do the newspaper technique on my nails; unfortunately, I think I waited too long after printing the document, so it came out very faint. But that inspired me to free-hand the design, using the faint imprint as my guide.

I started with a base of Sally Hansen Beige Blast, and sponged over it with China Glaze's Kalahari Kiss. I free-handed the letters with Wet n Wild Ebony Hates Chris, and then stamped scroll-work around the design using China Glaze's Mahogany Magic:

We The People

Of The United States Of America
I do wish the writing looked a little more polished, but overall I think I captured the look and feel of it fairly well. :)

Hope you like it, and thanks for checking it out! Please look at all the other patriotic manicures from around the globe, linked below. :)

Xoxox,
M.

14 comments:

  1. FREAKING AMAZING! Wow, so much detail and thought put into this.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh my gosh! I love this manicure! It's so well done, I'm totally impressed.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you thank you! I'm so glad people are liking it!!

      Delete
  3. These turned out awesome! No, the writing is not perfect, but it wasn't on the Constitution either. I really liked the addition of the scroll work.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! I guess that's true, lol. Originally I was going to try to put little lines of writing beneath, but decided this would look cooler...:)

      Delete
  4. This is so awesome and innovative! Great job!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you thank you! I really appreciate it. :0

      Delete
  5. I love this mani Michelle~!! Very nicely done :)

    ReplyDelete

Make my day--leave me a comment!