Tuesday, September 30, 2014

31 Day Challenge 2.0, Day 9 - Stripes: Distressed Strip Nail Art

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Hello, all! I've been feeling a bit under the weather as of late so I'm a little bit behind on posting, but I've got my striped mani for Day 9 of the 31 Day Challenge to share with you all! I decided to do a pretty different take on your traditional striped mani and instead made them a bit distressed...and I'm kind of in love with them!

This look was inspired by a Kleenex tissue box that I have been hoarding for like 6 months because I absolutely fell in love with the box. As an aside, when you're sick, don't skimp on your tissues! Spend the extra dollar and get the ones with lotion in them! I promise you will thank me later...anyway, today's theme seemed like the perfect time to finally tackle this design!

For this look I started with a base of OPI's My Boyfriend Scales Walls (which I recently bought a small supply of on eBay because I was legit worried about running out...) and then used acrylic paint in burnt orange and grey for the other shades.

I used a flat square brush and painted solid lines of orange and grey first, then went back in and dry brushed along the edge of each color to create the distressed look. If I didn't like how something blended, I just went back over it again with the opposite color until I liked the effect.

I know these aren't your traditional stripes, but I really love how they turned out and I think they're still strip-ish so they'll work for today :) Be sure to check out the inlinkz below to see what Meghan and Kelli have done for today's theme!

Happy Polishing! :)