Digit-al Dozen Does Books: Where the Wild Things Are

Where the Wild Things Are

It’s the final day of Digit-al Dozen Book Week. This has been a fun week to break out the acrylics and try my hand at painting again – something I used to love to do.

So for my final mani, I chose “Where the Wild Things Are” by Maurice Sendak.  I know…it would have been more appropriate to do this mani on Sendak’s birthday this past Monday. But on Monday, I was rusty…and I wasn’t sure I could pull it off!

Where the Wild Thing Are Nail Art

Where the Wild Things Are Nail ArtThe only actual nail polish component is the base and the topcoat. I started with a gradient using Essie Marshmallow and Zoya Skylar. That didn’t have a smooth enough look for me, so I added a single coat of OPI Go On Green! The iridescent finish is a cool touch, I think.  I finished that step with Seche Vite before moving on to the paint. I love how the trees turned out on my pinkie and thumb. The characters…well…they’re a little rough. LOL. It’s so hard to get those fine details. A reader suggested I water down the acrylic and that did make a big difference. I finished with one coat of MASH matte topcoat. All-in-all…I’m happy with it! :)

Here’s the scene that I used for inspiration. [source].

Where the Wild Things Are

Shew! I made it. I grumble a lot, but I always end up really enjoying these challenges. Don’t forget to check out the Day 5 manis from the rest of the Digit-al Dozen. We’ll see you next month for Tape Mani Week.

Please leave a comment. I read every single one!

Comments (28)

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  1. Jessica says:

    Awesome!! I almost did WTWTA for my last manicure but I’m glad I didn’t because it wouldn’t have been nearly this good!! :)

  2. Danny says:

    speechless… again!

  3. Rebecca says:

    The manicures this week have been amazing. I’ve loved every single one. I have a 5 and a 3-year-old, so I’ve have a deep and abiding love of these books. These nails just make me happy. I smile every time I see a new post from you. Thanks for sharing the Digit-al Dozen manis with us.

  4. Wow!! What an amazing job!! This was my favorite book as a kid & my favorite Mani this week!!

  5. JessOneMore says:

    Omg…Stoooop! Your manis are beautiful. How creative and funky are you!!!

  6. Stacy says:

    I still consider this one of my favorite books of all time and I gift it to someone every Christmas. Your mani is SO awesome, I’m amazed at your ability to recreate these books on such tiny canvases!!

  7. Cathy M says:

    Love this! You did an amazing job. :)

  8. I’m not sure how you do it lol. Your nails are like tiny works of art :)

  9. Vic says:

    This is beyond amazing!

  10. Eva says:

    this is incredible! awesome

  11. Ashley says:

    WOW! I am so impressed. There is no way ever I would be able to paint that on my own nails.

  12. Wow. This is so amazing!

  13. Deb Merris says:

    Love them they’re so cute

  14. Giulia says:

    wow, these are gorgeous! I didn’t read the book, but I watched the movie, and it’s wonderful :)

  15. karen says:

    I love,love,love this !! Do you paint the design out first – or go straight to it on the nail ? Do you do both hands ? I love every design this week – but I think this is absolutely my favorite !! Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. Emma says:

    Dead. Can’t even. What are words? That thumb! *-*

  18. Wow! This is stunning. I think this is my favorite of all of your designs this week and I’ve loved them all!

  19. AWESOME! LOVE THIS! I read his books to my son and they were read to me. This is gorgeous. :)

  20. Really?? Really?? My common words of praise will not do this design justice! You are amazing! :)

  21. J says:

    Holy crap! That is a flipping awesome manicure!

  22. oh you.
    this is ridiculous! my boyfriend even said “those are cool! i love me some wild things!”

  23. Shut up! These are so flippin’ amazing! Love them!

  24. Trine-Marie says:

    Wow, you have gotten amazingly good! These look more like a picture than polish! :D


  25. amanda (mae) says:

    OMG! THese are amazing!!!!!

  26. Cindi says:

    That is the cutest mani! You did an amazing job on all of it. I am in awe.

  27. kura says:

    OMG, soooo cute <3 I loved this book as a child :)

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