Thursday, March 7, 2013

Chewbacca Nail Art

I was just itching to add a little something to yesterday's nails. I had used brown flocking powder from the Born Pretty Store, and while it was really fun and interesting, I wanted to make it even more exciting, even if it was just a little bit.

It's pretty subtle, but I really didn't think I could paint Chewbacca's face on one tiny nail. It was already pretty difficult to paint over the flocking powder since it is so textured. It also somewhat absorbed the paint, and just painting these lines across it was tedious.

For the design itself, I just used the iconic belt that Chewbacca wears across his chest. It's brown with silver, so I tried to choose a shade of brown that would show up on the already brown flocking powder. Since the nail art paint is more of a true brown, it made the flocking powder look a lot more reddish-brown.

As you can see, there isn't much else to Chewbacca himself as far as unique clothing goes. So I jut left it with the one accent nail. Like I said, it's subtle, but I suppose a Star Wars fan would know what it is! I'll have to practice painting Wookiee faces for next time.


I was already wearing the flocking powder since I previously posted about it. I had applied a two coats of Revlon Hot For Chocolate, and then carefully shook flocking powder onto the wet paint. I shook off the excess, and then painted on Chewbacca's belt. I painted two silver stripes with space in between them, and then painted three brown stripes to go between and around the silver lines. I then made horizontal brown lines to create the silver squares and rectangles. 

I know it's very simple, but I got a kick out of it! I couldn't help but think of Chewbacca the entire time since the flocking powder is brown and fuzzy. I also figured I should have some fun with it before taking it off. I suppose I could create Ewoks another time too!


  1. Good timing on this one with the announce from G. Lucus that Harrison, Carrie & Mark will all be in his new Star Wars movie!

    1. Yes! I guess it was good timing. I'm excited for more Star Wars either way, but I'm happy they'll be back!


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