Saturday, 15 February 2014

Nail Art inspired by a painting

Painting inspired nails


Here again! Hello all :) As I said yesterday I have a Nail Art I have never tried before! I was worried it wouldn't look how I wanted it too, but it has :) 
I was invited to join in with different nail art designs on facebook by Jo at Beauty and the books. The one for this weekend is to be inspired by a painting. Right away I knew what painting I wanted to try and recreate on my nails. It was painted by my Mum in 1960!



Sadly I'm not sure if this painting is a view of somewhere she was, or just painted for fun. But I love it all the same. So to my nails and how to recreate this painting on them...



I decided to use a selection of acrylic paints, and start out with a white matte base colour. Just one coat of white polish and then a matte topcoat, so the acrylic paint sticks better to the polish. I used the fan brush to make the gradient effect with the three blue paints. Just dipped in the paint and swipe across my nails. Used this way of doing the gradient as I think it makes for a more realistic sea and sky effect, which I wouldn't have got with a sponge.


This would awesome just left like this! But using the other colour paints, I painted the rocks with the waves crashing into them, the grass and seagulls. I painted more grass on my thumb nail. No topcoat here.



So happy with how they look, but then when I added the topcoat it just made them look so much better! What do you think?




Would love to hear what you think on my nails this weekend?
And till next time, stay safe and much love....


10 comments:

  1. Love your nails hun , the design is beautfiul :)
    Melissa / www.theinkedblonde.com

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    1. I can't stop looking at them! Thank you x

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  3. gorgeous, theyre so detailled, i love it so much! :D p.s. I am also a reformed nail biter haha!
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    Galorious

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    1. Thank you so much. Good on you its so rewarding when you stop biting them :) x

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  4. Tracey I love this so much its so pretty and so is your Mum's painting! so artistic looking at your nails I see where you get it from :) <3 great job love the colours for the sea and the waves and the coast fabulous xxxxx

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    1. Thanks so much Dawn. I reckon my artistic streak id from my Mum :) I'm so happy with how they look. I was planning a birthday mani, but love these so much I haven't taken it off lol xx

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  5. Wonderful design!- I really love it. Looks like a gorgeous small pictures. You are very tallented. I will be happy if you take a look at my blog! take care :D

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    1. Thank you so much. I will sure have a look at your blog :) x

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