Monday, May 13, 2013

Succulent Plant Pattern Nail Art (Inspired by Lindsay Nohl)

Occasionally, while aimlessly surfing the internet, you get lucky and something awesome happens. This happened to me a few weeks ago as I was browsing around on the Paper Bicycle Creative blog. Something seriously lovely caught my eye, and I knew I wanted to do nail art inspired by it.

Chalkboard Nails: Succulent nail art inspired by Lindsay Nohl

My inspiration was this gorgeous succulent pattern by Lindsay Nohl. I love the almost watercolored look of these, and I wish I could have represented the soft, faded colors better on my nails! Still though, it can be hard to translate specific details into nail art at times, and I feel good about the modifications I made to get this to work for nails.

Succulent plant pattern by Lindsay Nohl

I started with a white base, and then freehanded my plants on using four different colors.

China Glaze - Westside Warrior (olive green)
China Glaze - Fancy Pants (blue)
China Glaze - Grape Pop (purple)
China Glaze - Purr-fect Plum (burgundy)

Chalkboard Nails: Succulent nail art inspired by Lindsay Nohl

So yeah, I'm obsessed with the inspiration pattern and now I'm obsessed with the fact that I have a tiny version of it on my nails.

Chalkboard Nails: Succulent nail art inspired by Lindsay Nohl

Chalkboard Nails: Succulent nail art inspired by Lindsay Nohl

I thought it would also be interesting to include my palette for this nail art. When I do nail art I work off of pieces of wax paper, and often when I finish a design I'll fold up the palette and save the clean outside for my next design. Unfortunately, I think I waste quite a bit of polish because of how quickly it dries. Oh well, such is the life of a nail artist I guess...?

Chalkboard Nails: Wax paper as nail art palette

A pinnable combination image, if you are into that sort of thing. :)

Chalkboard Nails: Succulent nail art inspired by Lindsay Nohl

I hope you guys enjoyed this look. Nail art is really an amazing thing, isn't it? It makes me feel so happy, not just while wearing it but also while painting it.
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27 comments

  1. I love them! So beautiful and very one of a kind! Yes I have to agree, the process is part of the joy in doing nail art too! Even when there are frustrating moments (when we messed up a design) to finally get it done, makes everything so worthwhile! ♥

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  2. This is amazing! So pretty :)

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  3. This is so amazing!! I wish I had any more beautiful words for this. Sadly - I don't. But it is just so amazingly beautiful!!!

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  5. This is so beautiful!! What a great interpretation!!

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  6. This is totally gorgeous!! I love all your nail art designs and want to copy every one of them! This is amazing! I like the effect on the nails better than the original print!

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  7. wow that looks amazing!!!!

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  8. Lovely pattern! I imagine it would look *just* like the picture if you layered a white jelly over it, don't you have OPI Don't Burst My Bubble? (I think I remember you swatching it.)

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  9. Really cute and original... hope you don't mind if I'll draw some inspiration from it!

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  13. Nice Nail art designs..I liked it.. Flowery Nail Art

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  14. It takes a lot nowadays, I think, to do floral patterns that are really unique. I don't know that this is technically "floral", but it counts. ;) Anyway, you've done it! This is a fantastic design, and I agree that you translated it well. Great work, really.

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  15. Oh, it's amazing! And YES, I love that you get it. When people see my nails, I get a lot of "wow, you must have a lot of free time" or "how do you have the patience for that?". I tell them it's my hobby, it makes me happy! Some people watch TV, or play games, or read, or whatever... I paint tiny designs on my fingertip canvases :D

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  16. oooh yes! Or Don't Touch My Tutu would work too :D

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  18. I use foil when doing designs like dotticures, etc. when I need to mix polish or put it on a surface before putting it on my nails. I heard that foil doesn't dry out the polish as quickly. But, to be honest, I'll bet wax paper does the same thing.

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  20. That would do the trick; I'm wearing an acrylic based galaxy mani right now, and I used the same method to paint the nebulae. :D

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  21. LittleMonsterx14May 16, 2013 at 2:34 PM

    wow this is so beautiful!

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  22. Awesome design! Maybe start using acrylic paints so you don't feel so bad about wasting a lot of polish!

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