Monday, March 25, 2013

Matzah Nail for Passover!

Happy Passover!

Happy Passover to those of you who celebrate it! This weekend, I got a gentle reminder from my friends that I should do a manicure for the occasion and matzah nails was strongly suggested. I got the hint and knew exactly who to turn to for inspiration. Last year 10 Blank Canvases created her matzah nails for Passover and I knew that I wanted to try and recreate the look. Luckily, she created an easy matzah nails tutorial which I followed (for the most part)...

I started out with a base of Zoya Jacqueline which was the best match color wise for matzah in my collection. The rest was done using acrylic paint. I used black, tan and a mix of the two. I wish I had a better brown to work with, but my acrylic color palate is limited at the moment...

I didn't want shiny matzah, so I did top them off with Essie Matte About You...

Yummy! The tips look a bit charred, but considering this was my first time making matzah I'm pretty happy with how they turned out...

My light box is now full of matzah crumbs, but it is a small price to pay for working with props...

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. This is so stinkin cleaver! I love it!!

  2. Wow, these look absolutely amazing, and I *love* the toasted tips! Matte was a great way to go with these too. Fantastic job!! ♥

  3. This looks amazing! You really captured the er... essence of matzah! :D My Dad eats them relentlessly haha

  4. Interesting design! It looks nice!

  5. All I can say is that is awesome!!! I can't believe how realistic it looks!

  6. Awesome nail art! perfectly executed :)
    Happy passover girl! :D

  7. These are so cute!!! :D

  8. How original! I love this so stinkin' much.

  9. Awesome job! And chag sameach!

  10. These are so cute!
    Happy Passover to you to! hope you had a great holiday.

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  11. Thank you so much everyone! I'm so happy that you like the way these turned out! I'm quite fond of the "burnt" tips and the matte also :)

  12. I love this because of all the browns! Gorgeous!

  13. Thank you so much! I know you are a big fan of brown :D

  14. Really nice holiday nails! Captures the details of matzoh so well.


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