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June 17, 2012
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Shooting for the nerd card again, let’s forget for a moment that the season ended last month… after doing these nails inspired by J. J. Abrams’ Fringe on FOX, I did a little searching on the glyphs and discovered that there’s actually a code for unlocking the hidden words in those title cards (way to pay attention over the years nutter).  A lot of it seems to amount to where the starburst ends up next to each icon, but dang I wish I would’ve figured that out BEFORE painting the nails so I could’ve spelled something out.  Oh well!

Anyway, the nails!  I started with a two coat base of China Glaze Midnight Mission; I know it’s not the actual black background from the show, but it’s dark and blue and pretty, and one from my untested pile, so I went for it.  Great sparkle depth in even two coats, it’s really lovely.  Once that dried I used two different blues (and a smidge of black) to paint in the glyphs, which wound up being a really interesting sort of challenge.

JJ Abrams Fringe

See, the images are fairly ethereal and not the chock-o-block bright color barf I usually churn out, so I had to play a bit more with really watering down the colors a bunch and working in layers so that the polish still shone through a bit.  LOVE how the index turned out, but I may have bit a tad heavy-handed with the middle one.  And you always know you’ve done something right when a cashier yanks your hand over a counter to get a better look, so we’ll call this one a success.  Thanks for the great idea Ashley!

Fringe Glyph Nails

China Glaze Midnight Mission

fringe glyphs

JJ Abrams Fringe

television nail art

Also, can we just take a moment to appreciate how amazingly Pacey (Joshua Jackson) growed up?  Good gravy y’all.

8 Responses

  1. Ashley says:

    I am so excited to see this design. Good job

  2. Ashesela says:

    Wowzers, this is beautiful!!! :D

  3. Danielle says:

    This design is incredible! Super impressive.

  4. Wow, this looks super hard to do, the effect is amazing! Great work!

  5. frogcooke says:

    Awesome!! Love Fringe!

  6. mousiemomma says:

    these are awesome!

  7. the nerd says:

    Thanks ladies! This series totally sucked me in — love Walter bunches.

  8. Helga says:

    Ah I’ve been missing out on your blog since I removed my blog roll -.- These are really cool and as usual awesomely executed! It’s fun to since me and the bf just recently took up watching Fringe again :D

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