Friday, 7 September 2012

Stippling the Fall

Hello everyone. Today's nails are inspired by a picture I saw on Pinterest. Its a lovely paper sculpture by Yuko Tadaka Keller. As well as a little vision I had in mind when I thought of what I wanna do for the nails. I wanted to create the look of lights dangling down using the stippling method. Initially, I've pick warm and cool colours to work with but I saw that Chalkboard Nails is holding a nail art contest and themed only either Warm Tones or Cool Tones nail designs and I thought I'd take it as a challenge to create a nail art inspired by only warm or cool tones. Honestly, I find it rather hard at first since I really loved the contrast between warm and cool palettes. I've kept to my original idea of inspiration and pick out some of the warm tones in my stash and got myself stippling.

It's rather unfortunate that the nail art contest is only open to US Residents only. I would have love to enter even for the sake of fun. But nah, I don't think mine will make the cut since its really simple. If you are a nail art enthusiast and from the US, please by all means, take this opportunity to participate in the Nail Art Contest. Who knows, you might be a winner! ;)

Anyway, for my nails I've started off with nude base and sponge on a little yellow covering only a quarter of my nails. Since I want the dots to be able to be as mini sized as possible I used a toothpick and go on started off with stippling white dots acting as a highlight and a rough guide for all my other colours to follow on. Little did I know that they turn out to look very suitable for fall! Almost winter-like too (thanks to the white haha!)

NOTD - Stippling the Fall
NOTD - Stippling the Fall
NOTD - Stippling the Fall
NOTD - Stippling the Fall
NOTD - Stippling the Fall

I think it turned out okay, didn't happen like how I visioned it to. But I'm feeling very inspired! You can expect to see more stippling action to come! ;)

What I've used :

  • Elianto - Light Coffee
  • Bandi - Crystal Brown
  • The Face Shop - YL701
  • The Face Shop - WH002
  • Etude House (Matte) - 06
  • Nails Topshop - Country Bumpkin
  • Sally Hansen - Chocolate Nut
  • Toothpick


8 comments:

  1. I really like the stippling effect, i think it turned out well x

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    1. Thanks! I do like how the thumb turned out though :)

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  2. What an awesome mani, I like this!

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  3. Wow this is very suitable for fall! Your dots remind me of leaves as they change different colors in the fall!

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    1. Haha!! Yes when I was done, I gave them good stare and thought they looked like leaves during fall. When I do get a chance to travel, I'd love to travel during Fall, just experience it once. I've always admire them. :)

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  4. I love this! Very different. Did it take a long time?

    Ana

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    1. Thank you! At first, yes. But when you get the hang of it, it gets faster :D

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