I’ve been wanting to do this for a while, and finally managed to pull it off… just in time for the birthday of the woman who gave me the idea! I was also inspired by this image on Spektor’s Nails, which was sent to me by another friend.
I present to you, Perry the Nail Polish-apus. I painted them myself, using L’Oreal’s “not a cloud in sight” for the background color. For the thumb nail, I did the ever iconic Perry face you’ve seen everywhere.
For the middle fingers, I did Perry as he appears when he’s a regular ol’ house pet.
And, since everyone asked to see my right hand… you should know that I didn’t even attempt to do this while painting with my left. (Well, after the test run where I determined it wasn’t going to be a good idea.)
Below are the pix of the test run, done with my dominant hand.
- Even teeny, tiny paintbrushes sometimes leave thicker lines than anticipated.
- It seems a lot easier to paint a simple design than it is, because you cant quite detach your hand from your wrist to put it at the angle you’d like.
- When you take close up pictures of your hands, everyone will see your cuticles.
- It’s really hard to take close up pictures of your own hand.