Today’s CYNA Candy prompt was a tough one for me. Hard candies don’t always lend themselves to being the prettiest or most unique candies around, with the notable exceptions of lollipops and rock candy. And to be honest, lollipops didn’t even register in my mind as ‘hard candy’ until I saw Nidia’s (from Lit From Within) lollipops for today. And using King Bumi and his rock candy didn’t occur to me until I sat down to write this post. (Avatar reference, for those of you who didn’t recognize the name.)
So, struggling to come up with an idea, I decided to try and remember some of my favorite childhood hard candies. Atomic Fireballs and Lemonheads immediately came to mind. Our local hardware store always sold them individually wrapped, and you could just stick your hand in this big plastic tub and pull a few out. Or I could generally find some just sitting on my dad’s dresser. 😛
I kept my interpretations of these candies incredibly simple. I used FingerPaints paper Mache, Essie Russian Roulette, and Maybelline Color Show Electric Yellow to do a random dotticure inspired by the colors of Atomic Fireballs and Lemonheads.
Honestly, I don’t know what’s going on with my top coats lately, but they are all smearing like a bitch. Luckily today it wasn’t so bad, because I genuinely like this. It probably hasn’t actually been too terribly long, but it feels like forever since I did a dotticure. And I love dotticures, even ones as bright as this. Almost as much as I love Fireballs.
Btw, has anyone ever tried dropping an Atomic Fireball into Fireball whiskey? I have. I don’t advise it.