Tuesday, 2 October 2012

Lipglossiping Paris competition entries

The beautiful Charlotte from Lipglossiping is having a competition (sponsored by Vaseline) where the prize is a holiday to Paris! It ends at midnight tonight and I only discovered it yesterday so spent the afternoon hastily making entries because of course I'd really like to go to Paris! Here are my entries


1. Gargoyle
This was based on the gorgeous gargoyles that sit atop Notre Dame. Notre Dame is an absolutely gorgeous building but the gargoyles are my favourite bit because I just love them and their plaintive faces. This is a relief sculpture made from fake nails and then painted with nail polish in various shades of grey (and black and white) I used China Glaze, Barry M and Models Own polishes and the nails are off a generic unbranded nail wheel:





And here's a couple of work in progress shots because it looked really cool before I painted it too





2. Another gargoyle!
Yeah I really like the Notre Dame gargoyles. This time I carved his little face from an old lipstick. It was basically impossible to get a photo showing all the detail but I hope you can see some of it at least!







3. Mona Lisa Face
So while the painting is of course not Parisian it is probably the most famous painting displayed in the Louvre which is in so to me the painting always reminds me of Paris. This was made by rubbing various eyeshadows (mostly Barry M Dazzle Dusts) onto paper with cotton wool balls and buds. Then I added some detail using Illamasqua medium pencils in Sophie (black) and Vow (creamish). I just did the face as it's the most iconic part (and if I'd done the whole thing it would have taken forever!)




4. Pontilist Eiffel
And finally a more simple entry, an Eiffel tower. I used the French pontilism technique (tonnes of tiny dots) with colours inspired by fauvism and just covered a piece of paper, then I cut out the shape of the tower and stuck it on some plain white paper. The dots are all nail polish (various brands and colours)



I hope you like them all! Even if I don't win it was really fun to play around and got the old artistic juices flowing :)

16 comments:

  1. These are all amazing and so creative. I love the Mona Lisa one the most and I wish you luck. I hope you win!

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    1. Thank you! I really liked the Mona Lisa when I made it but now when I look at it it looks more and more like that painting of Jesus that the old lady 'restored' XD

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  2. WOW, JEEZ! You are an extremely talented artist!!! All of these are VERY impressive!

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  3. Lillian! Oh my giddy aunt! Actually, my aunt is more than giddy, she's lost her knickers and she is weeing the in the gutter at this point. You are SO talented, I really really hope you win!

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    1. Awwww thank you and your lovely Aunt :P

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  4. These are amazing. The carved lipstick is insane. The nail gargoyle is even more insane.

    You deserve to win!

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    1. Awwww thank you so much! You're very sweet!

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  5. Wow Lillian, I am so impressed. Not only are you an extremely talented artist, you are creative as hell, too. I really really hope you win!

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    1. Thank you so much Jessi! You're very kind and flattering.

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  6. Lipstick gargoyle is amazing. And if you were to ever use it, it would be like kissing a little naughty gargoyle.

    Excellent work!

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    1. Cheers Mr Lamy, for some reason you saying 'kissing a naughty gargoyle' reminds me of Labyrinth. Poor Hoggle.

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  7. Wow, these are all so cool! I especially love the idea gargoyle lipstick. I hope you win!

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    1. Thank you, I think the gargoyle lippie was my favourite too, but I don't have anywhere to keep him but the fridge :P

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  8. Thanks everyone, I didn't win but it was fun anyway!

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  9. Haha the little gargoyle lipstick is wonderful! It would be so funny (well, weird) if an unused lipstick suddenly had a gargoyle in it that had taken up residence!

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