Inspired by a Book Mani series - Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

**press sample; i bought it**
Every week I will bring you nail art! Thursdays used to be Fail Art Thursday, but hopefully I'll have less "fail" here! I'm going to do this series (for as long as I can), with nail art inspired by books! The covers of books specifically. I hope to be able to do this EVERY week - and I'm going to try my hardest to make this a weekly feature - there are SO many books I can utilize :)

My friend Stacey chose this book - Where The Wild Things Are By Maurice Sendak. I admit I was stumped. Seriously stumped. I had no idea how to do this one! hahaha I chose to focus on the water.... and I even freehanded a very sick looking tree ;)

The polishes I used for this nail art (and I don't think I've use this many polishes for a mani before!) include, from left FingerPaints Beautiful Mystery and Blue Raspberry (both sent for review), China Glaze Inner Beauty and Well Trained and OPI Suzi Says Da! (all three purchased by me) and China Glaze Exotic Encounters and Life is Rosy (both sent for review). I TOTALLY forgot to put Capacity to See Beyond in my "group" photo, but I used it too!. Tools were a few brushes, a small dotting tool and a piece of plastic wrap.

I started out with a base of Well Trained (which I forgot to photograph!), and covered it with Blue Raspberry and Capacity to See Beyond (left photo). I dabbed the plastic wrap around to give it a marble effect like the waves.... and then I did the same with Inner Beauty and then covered with top coat (right photo).

On my ring finger, I dabbed some Beautiful Mystery on, but had trouble with it because it dried so quickly - I wanted that nail to look more like the sky. I dabbed a little Exotic Encounters along the top to be the grass.... and then the tree. I used Suzi Says Da! for the trunk and Life is Rosey for the leaves.

It's totally not perfect. But honestly, this one has stumped me more than any book - so Stacey, this one is definitely for you! :)

So what do you guys think? I am really looking forward to what I can accomplish by continuing this feature! Is there a book you'd like to see me attempt nail art inspired by? I'll gladly take suggestions! I can even get the book checked out from the library if need be ;)

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