Wednesday, October 8, 2014

American Horror Story Freak Show Nail Art

I have anxiously been awaiting the premier of the TV show American Horror Story! I love how every season is different and how the premise of the show is always something dark and foreboding. The first season was Murder House, the second was Asylum, and the third was Coven. Tonight is the premier of the fourth season and the season premise is called Freak Show. Here is the show description from their website:

American Horror Story: Freak Show begins its tale in the quiet, sleepy hamlet of Jupiter, Florida. The year is 1952. A troupe of curiosities has just arrived to town, coinciding with the strange emergence of a dark entity that savagely threatens the lives of townsfolk and freaks alike. This is the story of the performers and their desperate journey of survival amidst the dying world of the American carny experience.
This brings me back to the nails. I wanted to celebrate the premier with two techniques I have never tried: letters and splatter. Can you tell where this is going? I am not very good at painting realistic subjects, but I wanted to try my hand at letters. Take a look:







Before anyone asks, no, I am not sponsored by the show. I am no way affiliated with the show at all. I am just a crazy fan! There is a lot to take in with these nails, but I like them! I based the stripes on the carnival tent theme I saw all over the website. The dark background is Ruffian Crie Noir and over that I sponged a little bit of China Glaze Pelican Grey to get that sort of distressed look. For the tent stripes, I had a hard time finding the right color. I decided to start with a base of China Glaze Pelican Grey and sponge on Zoya Cho to create a distressed sort of curtain look. I then added somewhat uneven stripes of Zoya Pepper, which is more of a brick red. I did the words in acrylic that had been watered down too much, but I kind of like the overall effect. It is a bit ghost-like. Lastly I added some blood splatter, which was kind of fun! I figure that every season of AHS has blood, so why not? I mattified it all because it seemed appropriate, and because I haven't gotten over my matte all the things attitude yet! So, what do you think? I know it won't be to everyone's liking, but I consider it equivalent to a piece of modern art. Not everyone will understand it, but hopefully they can appreciate it. Will you be watching this season? What are you most excited about? Let me know in the comments below! Thanks for reading as always!

22 comments:

  1. This is really awesome, I loooove that blood splatter!

    ReplyDelete
  2. I don't watch the show, but this is a great mani! I love the almost chalky/ smoky background that the lettered nails have - looks great :) Very Halloween-appropriate too!

    ReplyDelete
  3. I love how the letters looks like they are made of smoke and kind of lingering in the nail. I haven't herd of this show but it sounds like it's right up my alley, I'm going to have to see if I can find it online somewhere.

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm such a wimp when it comes to creepy/scary/suspenseful anything, so I've never watched the show. But this nail art is awesome! Kuddos :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Ok so... I love AHS but I'm super paranoid about this season because I have a clown phobia :( these nails are perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Love the mani! I find it painting letters is the most difficult. Especially when you have to do it across the nails. You did a great job! The letters look like they were written by a chalk, and kinda smoky. Awesome! (I love the show too!)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I still haven't seen Coven! Freak Show looks amazing though. Your nails are perfect for the premiere!

    ReplyDelete
  8. You should definitely watch it! Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  9. Thank you! Yeah, if you have a clown phobia this is not the season for you!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Thank you! I was really nervous about showing this one because I had never done it before.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Thank you! I don't know when I started liking scary/creepy stuff, but this show is great! It is well done rather than the pop out of the closet type of scary stuff.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I thought it was a kind of cool effect! Sort of on accident, but I'll take it. If you have Netflix, the first two seasons are on there. I'm not sure where else it might be available. Good luck!

    ReplyDelete
  13. OMG I had no idea how much fun it would be to do a splatter! I might be doing something like this again soon. Thank you!

    ReplyDelete
  14. These nails are freak show-tastic!!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Awesome nails! I should really start watching this show...

    ReplyDelete
  16. These are perfect! I keep hearing so much about that show from my friends...I need to break down and watch it!

    ReplyDelete
  17. These look so cool! I've never watched this show before but I love how these turned out!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Cosmetic SanctuaryOctober 9, 2014 at 9:51 PM

    I just saw the show! I love AHS and am so excited about this season! The mani looks amazing

    ReplyDelete
  19. I love these! The letters are spot on and the splatter/carnival stripes definitely give off that creepy vibe. Now I just have to catch up and watch the premier!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Very creative!! love them. I have not seen the show, but I am enjoying the nail art!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts