Happy Sunday all! :D
Oh yeah! So glad to finally be here and posting! I had a swollen left eye (well, it's more like a double puffy eye) few days ago. It got a lot better yesterday and I proceed with doing a simple nail art so I could show something and hopefully it hasn't been too echo-ey here :P
The main inspiration for this nail art is from this artwork by Michael Chase. I like the mixture of colours on the leaf, the play of negative space and I find it really intriguing. Hahaha!
Well, remember that I mentioned I wanted a simple nail art? I was trying to figure out how to attempt the inspiration but I thought I'd just play around and see if I could get some sort of marble-y mix without getting too much mess around. The idea is to prepare a white base colour for all nails. Then using saran/cling wrap method* dabbing on a mixture of navy blue and white. Since the rate of control for this sort of method is only about 50% (to me, at least) I had success on my thumb and pinky finger. Whereas the middle and ring finger were a mixture of dry watermarble technique and saran/cling wrap method.
update note*: there are two kinds of saran/cling wrap techniques. I used the addition of colours as shown in this tutorial by Marta of Chit Chat Nails - and I blobbed on the colours of navy blue and white in thicker amount than usual for that spontaneous swirly/cloudy mix. Oh, if you're curious.. the second type that I know of is the subtraction of colours method, as shown in this tutorial by Criminal Nails
Ahh, I was planning on having all five nails the same way but I just couldn't. And decided to go ahead and try the leaf! Heh, it all sounds so simple in my head. Nail arts always do sound easier in the head, don't they? Lol! Anyway, this is my second try for the leaf on the index finger. Which proves to be more satisfying than the previous one. I used two different sizes of brushes to achieve it. A size 0 one to fill in the leaf and mix around the colour, and thinner one to add the details on the leaf.
Strangely though, like most navy blue and white nails.. These reminded me of oriental porcelains. Hence, the name for it. Hahaha! I'd say the best part of glazing these nails! (Top coating it and seeing it all polished and glossy!) Well, they are not the hardest nor were they as easy as I thought initially, but I love the outcome very much! :D
Okie dokie! That's all for today and I'm off to catch up with blog reading! Have a wonderful day! :)
Nail Polishes and tools:
- Tip Top French Manicure White
- Tip Top Nail Chic - In The Navy!
- Scraps from used bubble wraps
- Super Thin Brush (for easier naming, I'd be calling my blue brush size 000 from today onwards)
- Size 0 Brush