Here we are again on the second Monday of the month, and that mean it's Magical Monday! This month Cat and I are tackling our favorite characters from Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Since last month, Cat's "Flying Impala" nail art turned into more of a "Ron Weasley" look, and Ron was scheduled to be our next major character, I decided to go ahead and play catch up with her to do my own Ron look, focusing on his journey in the second story.
So all told this look took nearly a dozen polishes; I won't bother listing them all, but can describe my techniques. I began with a smokey watercolor technique on a medium orange base, using different orange colors, to emulate the Weasley family's ginger locks, and then top coated it to protect my base. I then used a black polish and a dotting tool and a detail brush to create my lines of spiders fleeing from the monster inside the Chamber.
On my accent nail, I wanted to capture Ron being the heart of the story - his love for Harry propels him into situations in which he's terribly frightened, and ends up getting into large amounts of trouble, but he does it anyway because he cares so much for Harry (and Hermione). Crossed over his heart is Ron's wand, broken during the trip to Hogwarts in the Impala, and repaired with Spell-o-tape but never QUITE right. I added pieces of reflex gold glitter to emulate sparks flying out the end of his broken wand.
As a finishing measure, because it's a magical world, I added a top of China Glaze Fairy Dust because, well, you know... Fairy Dust All The Things!
Do please remember to hop over to Cat's blog - BGPolish - to see her favorite character from the Chamber of Secrets, and I will see you again on Wednesday!