Monsters Inc has got to be one of my favorite Pixar movies. Its full of adventure, laughs and cuteness. Not to mention the whole world is full of great colors. I wanted to bring the characters to life and make my nails recognizable. But I didn't just want to do blue with purple spots. Sulley is fuzzy, so just painting my nails wouldn't cut it for me.
I have never worked with flocking powder before, but I was really excited to do these nails. I worked on the Sulley nails first, using China Glaze For Audrey as a base. I needed to do the spots first, so I took Sally Hansen Good To Grape, made spots and pressed the flocking powder onto them. It was a little tough to then do the blue, because I needed to put down some base coat for the powder to stick. So I carefully painted around the already flocked purple spots and then pressed down some blue flocking powder.
I then worked on the Mike nail, the base is Sinful Colors Innocent and the other green is Sinful Colors Happy Endings. I wanted the eye to be almost a perfect circle. I used a stamping plate that had a peace sign on it, stamped it on and used it as a guide to fill in the rest. I used a dotting tool for the black and tiny white spots.
I really love these nails. The colors are so bright and it left such a unique texture. I would definitely use flocking powder again! I think I'll have to keep this trick in my pocket for other fuzzy Disney characters.