Inspired by a Book Mani - Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman

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 :)

I've not read today's book, and it's not even in my collection haha! It's my husband's book - and he's convinced I need to read it. He's the one who told me to do a mani with it! It's Anansi Boys by Neil Gaiman. The cover does look SO cool! I decided that I could pull off this cover likeness with a gradient. Unfortunately, the silver I tried for the web didn't stand out as much as I wanted.

I knew I needed to try a circular gradient for this, and I think I pulled it off fairly well! For the gradient I used Julie G Black Sheep (sent for review) and OPI Tasmanian Devil Made Me Do It, Osaka-to-Me Orange, Need Sunglasses? and My Vampire is Buff (all purchased by me). I used a cosmetic sponge for the gradient and Wet n Wild Metallica and a Halloween stamping plate from years ago that I bought on amazon (both the polish and stamp plate purchased by me).

I started with a base coat of My Vampire is Buff. Then I painted the other shades in a circle on the cosmetic sponge, framed by the black polish.

I dabbed those polishes on several times (like 3-4 maybe?, and it ended up looking like the photo on the left. After it dried, I tried stamping the web pattern on with Metallica, but it's very faint. Can you all see it?

I think this gradient looks great!! There have been very few times I've loved my nail art - and they've always been gradients! I think I just love gradients so much because I've almost (but not quite) mastered them. I need to work on them more so that I'm great at them every time!

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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