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....