Wednesday, September 26, 2012
26 of 31: Nails Inspired by a Pattern
Howdy, everyone! This is my first attempt at a scheduled post so we'll see if I can pull it off...seems pretty simple, which usually means it isn't lol
We're on to Day 26 of the 31 Day Challenge; nails inspired by a pattern. I originally wanted to do houndstooth because it's just so awesome, but even I'm not crazy enough to attempt that free-handed and I don't have stamping plates yet. I have a few on order, but to be honest, I can't remember what patterns they have and I'm pretty sure I won't seen them til the end of the week anyway.
So, my initial ambitions thwarted, I decided to go with a harlequin pattern instead. Here's how it turned out:
I started with a coat of Wet 'n' Wild's Wild Shine in French White Creme and then used blue painter's tape and pinking shears to create the diamond shapes. I painted over the tape stencils with Cirque's Fascination Street (not that you can tell from this photo, but FS is a lovely, lovely purple holographic. Seriously, rainbows everywhere in sunlight...not so much in my crappy house lighting). You can see in a couple of places where I should have been a bit more careful with the stencils, but on the whole, it turned out pretty well.
I'm very excited about tomorrow's challenge wherein I shall be inspired by artwork! Tune in to see what shapes up. Thanks so much for reading!