So. . . I have been doing nail art since December of last year. I did little Santa hats. I had seen videos and other pictures online and never thought I could do it. Well, I had the colors and it looked pretty simple and from there the addiction grew. I have been teaching myself through watching videos and reading tutorials. I have been inspired by other designers. I have been posting my pictures on my facebook page and have had friends request me to do their nails. I am still a beginner and still learning, but I love it and thought maybe it was time to take the next step. So here I am and posting one of my latest creations. I just did my nails today, but have yet to take a picture. After I do that tomorrow I will post those.
|My left hand. The stars came in two sizes and so I played with the large size on my pinkie nail. I don't like it there.|
For now I will show you a night sky with a tree line. My sister actually came up with the idea and did a design herself. She then asked me to show her my take on it. I didn't want to hand draw the stars or stamp them, so I scoured my hometown for small star shaped glitter. I bought a few of them, but settled on a gold holographic by Artclub. This was my first experience with placing individual glitter not in a polish. I used China Glaze Midtown Magic for the night sky. I didn't want to use a typical black and I didn't have a blue I liked. I saw this gorgeous purple with gold flecks and thought it was different and cool. Unfortunatly it photographed more brown, but trust me it is purple. I then tore a make-up sponge and applied China Glaze Re-Fresh Mint. I knew I needed a lighter color to make the medium green stand out against the dark purple. The pale green seemed like a better option than white as it would blend better. I then sponged China Glaze Gaga For Green over that with a light sponging of China Glaze Holly-Day to give it some texture and depth. I am really quite proud of this because although the idea was my sister's the execution came from my own brain and looked completely different than hers.
|A closer shot of my right hand. It is not easy photographing your own dominant hand. . . Just sayin'.|
|My sister's original version. My |
Now, how should I close this. . . perhaps. . .
I don't know if I like that. . . We shall see.