Thursday, July 11, 2013

Tri- Polish, Day 16/ June #4: Cherries


Hello everyone!

 Cherries
This started as stamping nail art, and after painting over and over it, it ended up like this. The red nail polish I used for the cherries is actually called Cherry!  I didn't  notice that  until now when I sit here writing. As you might have seen, I've shortened the headline a little. This is "The Tri- Polish Challenge". I wonder if I should start calling it "TPC, Day..." or do as I've done today. What do you think?

 Cherries


Sorry about the extra text on the photos lately. Today I've made the text bigger on some photos, more transparent on some, and placed it where it felt best on each photo. Do you have any ideas or advice? I'm thinking about changing the watermark.

 Cherries

What I did:

I started with purple nails, and used the rose stamping plate from Messy Mansion and a regular gold polish to stamp the leafs. Then I made two big pink dots, and added red, and mixed them together so that it could resemble cherries. Then I used a black striper to make two lines by the cherries. The leafs looked too sheer, so I tried to outline them. Not being good at that, I filled in the center of the leafs with black too. Then I found my tiniest round brush, and tried to paint gold stripes to make the leafs more naturalistic. But it kind of looks like I just put a lot of gold nail polish on the leafs. The gold glitter is supposed to resemble leafs, and the red glitter is supposed to resemble cherries. I also added gold glitter where I felt that something was missing, and on the tips, and top coated. I use Seche Vite. And I use it whenever I do something I like. I'm still so new to this that I have to save what's good (with a layer of top coat) before I ruin it. Because then if I'm very careful, I can an remove the bad stamping (or stupid thing I have done) with a brush dipped in acetone. After all this talking, I hope you're  ready for the rest of the photos :-)

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Used:

GOSH: #571 Wild Lilac -purple
GOSH: #598 Bubble Gum -pink
H&M: Cherry- red
H&M: Run Baby Run -gold
H&M: Black -nail polish with striper brush -from a set with white, red and black
Orly: Rockets Red Glare - red glitter
Deborah Lippmann: Boom Boom Pow- gold glitter
Messy Mansion: MM07 -stamping plate
tiny brush
dotting tool


Cherry, Bubble Gum, Wild Lilac, Run Baby Run, black striper, Rockets Red Glare, Boom Boom Pow


This is the last Tri- Polish nail art for June. I'm not sure if I should continue with this challenge, because I often post too late. And I have very many swatches that I should have showed you, in addition to other nail art ideas. I've also started to really like stamping.

Below you can see what the other participants made for this challenge day!


Lani


6 comments:

  1. What a great job! The are so realistic!

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    1. Thanks! I like the cherries, but wish the other nails were better.

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  2. It's very beautiful, well painted!

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    1. Thank you for the positive feedback! It came out quite well, but far from what I wanted

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  3. Hi, I love this nail art, notably the addition of golden polish ;)

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    1. Thank you! I also felt that the gold worked well together with the other colors :-)

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