I am one of the millions of people that watched Tangled and was completely captured by it. The characters are endearing, the animation is gorgeous, and the story gives a fresh twist on the classic Rapunzel story. What more could I ask for? Now, when asked what the most beautiful and iconic scene of that movie is, most people can probably agree: when the lanterns are released from the castle.
Here is my tribute to that most unforgettable scene.
|Left to right: OPI "Sparrow Me The Drama", American Apparel "Dynasty", American Apparel "Mount Royal", Sally Hansen "Navy Baby"|
Castle & Boat
|Black and white acrylic paint - add a bit of white to the black so it isn't as harsh|
|Left to right: China Glaze "Lemon Fizz", American Apparel "Rose Bowl", Nubar "Nubar 2010"|
|Magic happens here! Use any red orange flakie ( eg. Essie "Shine of the Times", Sally Hansen "Hidden Treasure") to give the lanterns a glow.|
You can find my gradient tutorial here
Dab the flakies where your lanterns are to give them a glow. Top coat over everything, and finished!
- Don't stress about the castle! You just need the general form and it will look like a castle! It'll be covered by some lanterns anyways, so it doesn't need to be anywhere near perfect.
- Feel free to use the same brush while painting the lanterns. I dotted on the yellow first, and then went right into the pink and white.
- If you don't paint the castle, just do the lanterns! I did only lanterns for my right hand, and it looks gorgeous!