Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Stay Gold, Ponyboy

From the first moment I ever read The Outsiders, I knew I was in love with it. This book also introduced me to my favourite poem, "Nothing Gold Can Stay" by Robert Frost. That was the inspiration for this design, as well as the work of Spifster Sutton.

My pinkies and thumbs were Dreamer from Revlon. On my ring fingers and index fingers, I started with a base of Plum Seduction from Revlon, Blazed from Wet 'N' Wild, Mellow Yellow from Sally Hansen and Dreamer. On my ring fingers, I painted drips on using a black striper, then splattered on black acrylic with a toothbrush. Finally, I painted "stay gold" using white acrylic on my left ring finger and "golden" in black acrylic on top of a white acrylic banner on my right ring finger. To finish my index fingers, I used a black striper to paint the jagged lines, then splattered more black acrylic on top. My middle fingers were a custom grey I created using Sure Thing from Revlon and Black Leather from China Glaze. I then used black acrylic to paint the rose and the leaves, and added highlights using white acrylic.

Have any of you read The Outsiders? What did you think? 

Hope you guys enjoy! And remember, stay gold.


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