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.
Thursday, August 14, 2014
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.
Monday, August 11, 2014
This was inspired by some summer wallpaper that I found online. I couldn't get as intricate as the design online but it was a pretty outcome. The base is sponged and then I taped off and did a sideways gradient across the nails. I used all Zoyas in reds, oranges and yellows.