What I Used:
Red: Wet N Wild Everybody Loves Redmond (a tomato red jelly)
Black: Sally Hansen Xtreme Black Out
White: Wet N Wild French Creme White
Yellow: A mix (1:1 ratio) of China Glaze Sunworshipper and Sally Hansen
How I Did It:
I wasn't able to take photos in the process of creating the design so I made some graphics to make it easy to see how it was done instead of just describing it with words. This particular design can be broken down into three parts: the stripes, the logo and the jersey.
For the stripes (on the index, middle and pinky fingernails):
For the logo (on the ring fingernail):
For the jersey (on the thumb fingernail):
This is an easy design, albeit a bit time consuming. The harder parts were making sure the writing is legible and that the logo was as close to the original as possible. Another method I was considering to get the logo right was to try doing it the same way that newspaper nails are done, but instead of newsprint, I was going to use a print out of the logo. In the end, I decided to take the challenge of doing it freehand and it came it out pretty decent, all things considered.
A creme would have been a better base but this was the best red I had to match the team colors.
Mr. J has a few collectible pucks and the red in this design complemented my Flames nails well!
Hammie likes the jersey nail better than the logo nail. I agree.
Hammie asks: Who's your favorite NHL team? Who are you rooting for to win the Stanley Cup? Do you prefer actual nail shots or graphics for the tutorial part of the post?