Thursday, April 17, 2014

The Digital Dozen does Texture - Day 4: Fuzzy Violets?

Hello, all! Anyone else exhausted? ;) I'm pressing on though and have day four of Digital Dozen textures week! I really wasn't sure what I was going to do for today's mani, but I knew that I wanted to use the purple flocking powder I mentioned in yesterday's post. I thought it would be a fun way to add texture to today's mani and since I've never used, it gave me a chance to try something new.  

I decided to start searching online for fuzzy purple things...and then just purple things...and then, since I was sad about taking off yesterday's mani, I searched for purple flowers figuring I could replace one flower with another. And violets were one of the things that showed up! 

To be honest, I'm not a huge fan of these. I think my biggest problem with them is that they feel messy to me. In my brain, you don't have fuzz on a finished mani! It feels so wrong to me! I know that is the point of flocking powder, but I think this might be the only time I use it in a mani. It doesn't seem very practical to me...I mean, how do you get it wet? 
Despite my lack of enthusiasm for the flocking powder, I did like how my violets came out prior to the fuzz. I started with a base polish of OPI's My Vampire is Buff and then painted the dark purple petals using acrylic paint in (go figure) violet. I then added in a lighter purple to the center as well as the yellow pollen and then added in the leaves (all with acrylic paint). The flocking powder came last and I added a few more coats of the lighter purple to create a tacky surface and then stuck my finger into the powder. It seemed to do a good job of sticking where it needed and didn't linger which was nice, but I just couldn't get behind the fact that I had weird stuff on my fingers. 
What do you think of this look? Am I missing something with the flocking powder or am I in the clear to never use it again? ;) Be sure to check the inlinkz below for the other looks from the Digital Dozen
Happy Polishing :)