Thursday, September 4, 2014
Amazon parrot twin nails with @nailsandtowel!
Hey girls! I had the pleasure of doing twin nails with the lovely, sweet and talented Katia @nailsandtowel. She has a yellow fronted Amazon parrot named Luna, and I have a blue fronted Amazon called Bartje, so ofcourse we HAD to go for parrot nails XD Click to see more!
Birdorable.com for our inspiration, and we both added a word that each of our parrots says most. In my case, Bartje says 'OMG!' a lot, he picked it up in my teen years!
Our index and pinkie nails have real feathers from our pets. I think they turned out really cool! Very cute, and Katia did an amazing job!!! She has a blog too, so I invite you to check it out!
I hand painted my artwork using acrylic paint and my Pure Color Glamour #1 detail brush. I altered the bird design a little bit to look more like my Bartje, so the yellow head is now green and he has a blue forehead, with yellow right behind it and yellow around the eyes too. The background is a gradient with China Glaze Sunday Funday, OPI Alpine Snow and OPI Mermaid Tears.
I've included a video of Bartje, my blue fronted amazon. He can say a lot of different things but lately he doesn't learn new words, I think he's too old (he's about 43 years) or too lazy :-p He can say things like mama, papa, ik kan praten (I can talk), for Bartje, ja, koppiekrauw and more. He can make various sounds and he even whistles! I tried to capture a bunch of things in one video, basically it's just two minutes of a really cute parrot! Enjoy!