Saturday, August 31, 2013

31 Day Nail Art Challenge - Day 15: Delicate Print

Can we just change the date of the 31 Day Challenges from Tuesday and Friday, to Wednesday and Saturday? ;) It would appear those are the days I post on more frequently!

Let's cut to the chase, shall we? Today's (yesterday's) theme was "Delicate Print" and when I think of delicate things, lace, flowers, and butterflies come to mind. I considered doing a butterfly wing for a long time, but in the end, I settled on my first love - flowers! I actually ended up going on pinterest and typing in delicate flowers and one of the first things that popped up was this photo...Delicate rose? Check! Delicate Baby's Breath? Check! Ethereal feeling to the photo? Check! Perfection! I don't think that I am particularly good at painting roses so I felt a little apprehensive about trying to replicate this look but in the end, I tired my best. You'll have to tell me how close I got! ;) 

The only nail polish I used for this design was OPI's Skull and Glossbones as the base color. All the other colors are acrylic paints and I actually got to play around with mixing up my own colors for this as I don't have a pink acrylic paint. Nothing a little red and white paint can't handle though! I really liked the out of focus background and did my best to recreate that by mixing water with my acrylics and painting in the rough colors of out-of-focus stems and flowers. 
 These are definitely the girliest and, well, delicate nails I've ever done! I don't really do "delicate" so in my opinion, these don't really feel like me...but who am I kidding, I do like them! What do you think? 
 Happy Polishing! :)