We all know the story of The Wizard Of Oz. We know what happened to Dorothy, we know what happened to Toto, we know what happened to the Wicked Witch of the West. In fact, another book has been written about Elphaba and Glinda and their backstories, even.
But what about that poor witch who dies right off of the bat, when Dorothy's house falls on her? What about the Wicked Witch of the East? What do we know about her? Let's face it, she sort of got the short end of the broom stick in the whole deal.
I don't know much about her background, but I know this. When I decided to combine two challenge themes, Kimber's theme of 'inspired by a book' and Lacquer Dream's Halloween challenge theme of Witches, it got me thinking. That witch most certainly never made it home to her witchy lair that night, and it has laid abandoned and sad ever since. So I decided to do a mani about what we might see if we peeked in one of the windows.
I started with a base of Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer Candy-Coated Poison, a slate blue shimmer with a soft yellow-green duochrome shift:
|Shirley Ann Nail Lacquer Candy-Coated Poison, 2 coats, indirect sunlight|
Because it's been a good 90 years since she's been home, I added some bits of orange and green nail foil, to look like bits of paint that had been peeling off of the wall (most of the green got covered up). There have to be tons of spider webs all around, so I stamped some with BM-H07 and Konad black on two of the fingers. Her cool witch outfits would be long abandoned, so I stamped the hat and witch shoes (she left those at home cause she was wearing her fancy ruby slippers that day) from the same plate; to get dimension, I first stamped with colored polish, then black, and then covered with more polish by hand (I used Sally Hansen Lively Lilac and Lickety-split Lime):
|Ooo, ooo, witchy woman|
|Raven hair and ruby lips|
|Sparks fly from her fingertips|
While I'm sad ::sniff sniff:: about the fate of the witch, I adore that little spider guy on the hat, even though it's sort of hard to see from this angle. In fact, I'll be honest, he's what inspired this manicure, when I took a look at him on the hat next to the webs, it got me thinking about why a cool witch hat like that would by lying around covered in spider webs. :)
Thanks for taking a look! Hugs and love,
(All products in this post were purchased with my own money.)