Saturday, 21 July 2012

Nail Art: The Dark Knight Rises

The Dark Knight Rises was one of the summer blockbusters that I was most looking forward to (right up there with The Avengers), so of course I had to do a little nail art to celebrate its release!

The Bat Signal, Batman, and Catwoman with black and yellow Chevron tips

After working on my left hand, my right hand usually gets neglected

Left to right: Sally Hansen "Celeb City", Sally Hansen "Mellow Yellow", Sally Hansen "White On", Sally Hansen "Black Out", Nubar "Swiss Chocolate", Folk Art acrylic paint in #949 "Skintone"

  • bobby pin
  • nail art brush

Base: Paint your thumb black, and the rest silver

Batman and Catwoman: both painted using a nail art brush, with a bobby pin to dot on the eyes. I used acrylic paint for the skin mainly because it's easier than having to mix my own skintone every time. Yay for the easy way.

Chevron Tip: I used two thick-ish coats for the yellow to show. When making the Chevron pattern, it's easiest to make long, diagonal strokes from side to tip.

Bat Signal: Use a white base to help the yellow show up easier against the black base. The best way to paint the bat is to break it down into chunks. If you make any mistakes, you can go back and use yellow polish to fix or refine it.

I can't wait to watch the movie!! Anybody else excited for it? Seen it already?


  1. I watched the movie tonight! It was quite awesome although this summer I am smitten with Andrew Garfield ;)

    This mani is beyond cute. Definitely one of the best theme nails I've ever seen. Great job, Vicky!

  2. Ahhh I have not seen Spiderman yet either! The other day, I almost bought a GQ magazine with Andrew Garfield on the cover. Just for the cover ><

    Thank you Sohni!!

  3. That's very cute! You inspired me to try something similar :)
    By the way I found you through reddit. Maybe you'd like to visit my blog (I'm one of 6 writers there) some time. :)

    1. Thanks very much! I'll definitely stop by your blog. Please post me a link to your design, I'd love to see it! :)

  4. how freaking cute! I just found your blog and i am loving it!!! great tutorials and super easy to follow!

    1. Aww thank you so much!! <3 I'm so glad you find the tutorials easy to follow, you have no idea how happy I am to hear that :)

  5. Trying to do that bat signal would have finished me. I would have just painted over the whole thing with black polish and called it a night! Amazing job with equally amazing tutorials! I am loving your posts!

    1. LOL XD It's really not as hard as it may look, maybe you'd surprise yourself! :) Thank you very much, I'm so happy to hear that! <3


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