Saturday, 17 March 2012

Very, very hungry....

 A design inspired by my favourite childhood book...
Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This design is a little more fiddly than usual but looks so good.

Start by painting all your nails yellow. Remember to use a good base coat; colours such as yellows can stain.

After you've done this put at least three dots on each finger with a larger black dot on the end of your index finger. This will make the body of the caterpillar. Using a striper add some of feet onto some of the bumps of the body.

Taking your dotting tool again add a smaller dot of green to the black body dots. I used four different shades. The great thing about this design is that is doesn't have to be perfectly symmetrical.

On the last of the dots add a red dot. That will be the caterpillars head. On this one use your striper to create two antenna. Before you put the striper away add a little dot as a nose. Finish off the look of the head with two little  white dots for eyes.
On the other hand use some bright colours to create the rough shapes of your favourite fruit. Remember the don't have to be perfectly symmetrical. Use a striper to add some dimensions.
Finish the look off by putting a yellow dot on your fruit, to make it look like the caterpillar has eaten through the fruit already.

Finish off with a strong top coat to protect your design.

Mily x


  1. Omg I used to love this book when i was a little girl! you did a great job Recreating it on your nails!

  2. Super fun!

    P.S. Not sure you're aware you've got word verification turned on--thought I'd let you know since it can be hard for people to navigate through it.

  3. I loved that book, and your nails look awesome!

  4. I loved that book, and your nails look awesome!

  5. I loved that book, and your nails look awesome!