Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Twinsie Tuesday: Inspired By A City

Hey guys!

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For inspired by a city, I chose to attempt to recreate one of the gorgeous Michigan sunsets that are often photographed by the Mackinac Bridge and Mackinac Island (and if you are curious as to how to pronounce that, it's pronounced "mack-in-aw"). Mackinac Island is a Michigan treasure for several reasons, but one of the things that I love most about Mackinac Island is that there are no cars allowed on the island! The only vehicle is an ambulance. Everyone else uses horses and bicycles. Even the mail and UPS carriers! So be careful where you step, lol. The Island is beautiful and easy to walk or bike and let's not forget all of the delicious fudge shops. Seriously, there are probably about 30 and the island is only 9 miles in circumference! Anyway... this was the city that first came to mind for this prompt!

I googled Mackinac Bridge and this picture caught my eye. Immediately I knew this would be difficult for me to recreate for lots of reasons, primarily because this requires lots of small detail work but I couldn't stop thinking about this so I had to try!

I grabbed some Pretty Serious Cosmetics polishes for this manicure! The polishes used were:
  • Forbidden Fruit
  • Generally Hazardous
  • Cuddle Bunny
  • Gloomy Kitty
  • Yuletide of the Machines
  • Morning Java
I started with Forbidden Fruit as my base color but you obviously can't see it since the gradient covered it up, lol. Then I used Forbidden Fruit, Generally Hazardous, Gloomy Kitty, and Cuddle Bunny for my gradient on a cosmetic sponge. One coat of topcoat and waiting... waiting.... Then I used Morning Java to draw the Mighty Mac and the suspension lines and then highlighted the golden parts of the bridge that represent the sun shining with Yuletide of the Machines.

And don't ask my why I decided to switch bottles in between pictures, lol!!

These are by no means perfect but I guess they aren't terrible? I am always on the look for the tiniest detail brush possible and I thought I was using one small enough but the lines still aren't small enough for me, lol. 

What is your favorite city??
Alaina at The Little Canvas
    Amanda at Amandalandish
Sharon at Behind Green Eyes 

Talk to you soon!