Saturday, September 14, 2013

31DC2013 Day 14: Plumeria Print

Floral nails: you all know I do a lot of them!

This time, I wanted to try something kind of stylistic, and I think I achieved that... in a way. For better or worse, that "way" might just be "Hawaiian shirt." I'm pretty sure I'm into it though!

I started with a base of Zoya Josie. After letting the base set, I painted on one coat of Zoya Hunter, and then used some wadded up saran wrap to dab off part of that wet top layer. This created the marbled look that you see in the background! I actually think it totally suits plumerias -- it lends a kind of tropical, dense leafy effect that I wasn't honestly expecting.

I then freehanded on the white plumeria shapes in Zoya Purity, and added the yellow centers with Zoya Darcy. I chose to put one big flower on my pointer to break up the manicure a little bit.

My original plan was to do lily of the valley nail art, as I think those flowers are really jaw-droppingly beautiful, but I had a hard time turning it into a doable design. I'll have to keep working on it so I can show you another day!

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  1. It looks very interesting! And beautiful of course :)

  2. This was really beautiful! :D I also LOVE plumerias, they're so beautiful and smell so good! :)

  3. Lily of the Valley is the national flower of Cornwall, (originally a Celtic Kingdom) in England UK. As that's where I live, I'll try to think up some sort of design.. I'm sure it's do-able!! GxXx

  4. I would love to see how you did these!

  5. the background is so cool!!


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