Thursday, October 16, 2014
I wanted to try this technique for awhile. Clearly I need a little more practice but I am happy overall with the first try. I used RBL Motorini as the base. You can see the glow in the pinky. Then I used the stamper to capture flower images and painted in the flowers before applying it to my nail. I learned a few things first time around so next time should turn out better. I do like this color combo.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Monday, October 13, 2014
OK, I am committed to trying to get back on some kind of a regular schedule. I will start out with my five flower posts this week alongside my Digital Dozen crew. Today I will begin with my least favorite design of the week. Sadly, it was my favorite in person but I never checked the pictures after I took them. I didn't get the white balance correct so they came out a tad dull looking. The colors were so much more vibrant in person. this was done using some tints over a white stamp.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
No surprise, I am behind. I usually try to get my manicures done way in advance and I was on a roll but my nails broke, several of them so I waited to try and grow them out as much as I can. This is as good as it gets. I did a neutral background with Zoya Avery and added a little pattern with dots as the base for some summer flowers. This is actually very conservative for me.
When I think of summer, I think of having a glass of wine on the patio at night. Grapes are the obvious next progression for this. Here I have a little gradient, stamped with some gold vines and I added the grapes using acrylic paints.
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
I have been thinking about doing this one for a while but I wasn't sure how to get the right depth in the image. When I thought about summer, one of the things that came to mind was heat and rain (since that is all we have had here in NY). The rain forest was a logical progression. I ended up getting the effect by stamping over black with a darker green underneath and a lighter green on top. The tiger coming through the trees just gave it some interest.