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Weekly Challange: Inspired by a Book - The Dark Tower Series

 I find challenges based around an "inspiration" tricky.  I have a lot of movies, books, TV shows, music that I enjoy but rarely find inspiring.  The Reddit weekly challenge for the past week has been specifically for books and it finally hit me - I had to do nails for Stephen King's The Dark Tower series.  I've read that series over and over again and have always loved it.  There's a ton of really interesting art work featured in some editions of the books as well as online so using this picture as inspiration, let me present my Dark Tower nails.

I'm not super good at nail art yet but I like to give it a shot from time to time.  To start, I applied two coats of China Glaze Electric Beat for my sky background.  Then, using a combination of acrylic paints and nail art polishes, I drew in the field of roses, the tower, the setting sun and the spiralling clouds.  For my thumb I had a go at painting a larger rose with the same combination of paints and polishes.  Once it was done, I finished off with a coat of Seche Vite.  It may not be my best work, but I'm happy.






The Verdict:  I'm happy with how this came out, especially with the clouds in acrylic paint.  It was much easier to apply and have it be opaque than polish.  This all reminds me, I really should read that series again....

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