Sunday, 31 August 2014

FingerFood's Theme Buffet - Negative Space


Hi all!

This week's theme is Negative Space. This usually means you leave part of your nail naked (like I did here). But I looked at the words and thought... space... in negative. Now a negative of a photo throws the colours around, just like the old fashioned negatives of those film rolls used to be! Therefore, I present to you... space nails (aka galaxy) in negative!


Today's polishes:
  • Sinful Colors - 101 Snow Me White
  • Rimmel - 711 Rain Rain Go Away
  • W7 - 28 Black


I tried to find a photo through google that was a negative of a space picture, but had no luck, so I just picked one (this one here), made a negative of it myself and used that as inspiration. Doesn't it look strange? White space with black stars? But it does work. I switched the colours on my mani as well, and if you ignore the funky blue fingers you can actually see a normal galaxy mani! I explicitly did not use a very colourful one, as that would just make it strange.



Base is Snow Me White, 2 coats. Then I mixed my Rain Rain Go Away with white to make it paler and dabbed it on with a tiny piece of make up sponge. I also mixed it with black to make it more grey and dabbed away. I dabbed carefully with my black polish as well. I used the pointy end of a needle/pin to make the tiny black dots and painted the bigger starts with a nail art brush. When it all dried I added top coat to seal it in.



Of course the next day a corner of my thumb nail snapped off while I was loading groceries into my car. Just my luck.


So, what do you think of this more literal version of negative space?

More negative space mani's below!

20 comments:

  1. Zo leuk hoe je hier over hebt nagedacht! Ook heel goed uitgevoerd trouwens.

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  2. Super awesome!!! And you know, we (astronomers) do look at images in this negative way often! So it's actually pretty damn accurate :D

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    1. I didn't know that! Guess you're used to seeing galaxies this way then ;)

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  3. This is genius! Love your creativity!

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    1. Thank you, I'm quite proud of these as well!

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  4. Awesome idea and wonderful design!

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    1. :) Yay, I'm so happy everyone likes these!

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  5. Wow! Now this is so darn creative! I adore this! Wow!

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    1. Thank you! I'm surprised I came up with this as well *winks*

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  6. Love love love your spin on this!!!

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  7. Aha, such a great idea! I love the way they look too, like a fresh summery galaxy look!

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