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For our first Pre-Challenge we were asked to create a Day of the Dead (Día de los Muertos) hand painted mural on 5 tips with 30% Swarovski crystal encrusted surface.
As I was studying about this celebration, I was impressed by the bright colors and their way of facing death. It is a joyful and fascinating Mexican holiday that celebrates the lives of the deceased. The principle associated with this celebration is the thought that mourning the dead is disrespectful. It is believed that during Día de los Muertos, the deceased temporarily return to earth to become reunited with friends and family. I wanted to depict this joyful event with a great hand painted fiesta. Dead people that returned to earth are happily dancing and playing music!
I painted my mariachi in red uniform to represent the passion and desire for happiness. His guitar is encrusted with a combination of Swarovski crystals and Crystal pixie. The woman’s dress is also encrusted with Sunshine Kiss crystal pixie. To complete this festive piece, I decorated the background with “papel picado”, a decorative craft cut into beautiful and elaborate designs. One of my papel picados is cut in ours sponsor’s logo.

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Here is my inspiration behind my design.

Here is my inspiration behind my design.  

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I painted the nails white and drew a draft sketch to use it as a guide.

I painted the nails white and drew a draft sketch to use it as a guide.  

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1)I painted the uniform red 2)To give more depth, using a shadow brush I added shadows with a darker shade of red.\n3)To make it look more realistic I added some lights using a mix of red and yellow

1)I painted the uniform red 2)To give more depth, using a shadow brush I added shadows with a darker shade of red.\n3)To make it look more realistic I added some lights using a mix of red and yellow  

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1-3) For the skull I used grey mixed with blue and a shadow brush for the realistic effect.

1-3) For the skull I used grey mixed with blue and a shadow brush for the realistic effect.  

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1-3) I painted the bow tie in the colors of the Mexican flag, added details to the shirt and painted the guitar’s colors.

1-3) I painted the bow tie in the colors of the Mexican flag, added details to the shirt and painted the guitar’s colors.  

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1-3) For the dress I used pink and yellow shades

1-3) For the dress I used pink and yellow shades  

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1)I painted the skull with a mixture of grey and blue\n2)I added details to make it look more realistic and painted her hair black\n3)With a detailed brush I painted the sugar skull makeup, blue details on her hair and marigold flowers on the top of her head

1)I painted the skull with a mixture of grey and blue\n2)I added details to make it look more realistic and painted her hair black\n3)With a detailed brush I painted the sugar skull makeup, blue details on her hair and marigold flowers on the top of her head  

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1)I painted the background blue and with a sponge and lilac color I gave this effect\n2)Using a detailed brush and bright colors I painted the papel picados\n3)With a detailed brush and blue color I painted the inside of the papel picados to make the designs and the Swarovski swan

1)I painted the background blue and with a sponge and lilac color I gave this effect\n2)Using a detailed brush and bright colors I painted the papel picados\n3)With a detailed brush and blue color I painted the inside of the papel picados to make the designs and the Swarovski swan  

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1)I applied matte top coat\n2)With the crystal katana tool I placed all the Swarovski crystals

1)I applied matte top coat\n2)With the crystal katana tool I placed all the Swarovski crystals  

 
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MisAshton - Commented 20 days ago
Beautiful!!
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Dana_NailJunkiePRO - Commented 20 days ago
Beautiful shading! 👏🏼
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Snyrnail - Commented 20 days ago
These are really nice!
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Jerilee - Commented 20 days ago
Stella!! These are amazing!!
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Kelseysklaws - Commented 20 days ago
Your hand painting is incredible!❤️
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bojana68 - Commented 20 days ago
OMG!!! I love your design!
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artisannail - Commented 20 days ago
Stella I love your hand painting..!
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kristyhomolya - Commented 19 days ago
Stella I love it, well done :)
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NailKandy - Commented 19 days ago
I love the placement of the Crystal Pixie!
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jennails - Commented 19 days ago
Stunning!

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