Hi all! I was itching to paint some florals on my nails, but I didn't want to go for my usual ditsy prints. After staring at polishes for awhile I finally settled on a cherry blossom print. This look has been done so many times before, but this is the first time I tried it. The resulting look is very spring-appropriate and pretty, and it garnered a lot of compliments too :)
These nails were 'simple' to execute in my mind, but ended up being a lot more work than I expected. I started off with a more 2D look, but I wasn't happy with that, so I started over using the watercolour technique. This took a lot more time and frustration, but I'm much more pleased with the results.
I started with China Glaze Kinetic Candy on all of my nails. I then went in with a striping brush and OPI You Don't Know Jacques to paint the branches, highlighting with OPI San Tan-Tonio. I painted each petal with American Apparel Coney Island. I added a drop of American Apparel T-Shirt to the center of each flower and then diluted it with acetone on a paintbrush. With OPI Kiss Me On My Tulips I added three small dots to each center with a dotting tool, and diluted that as well. For the leaves I used Essie Navigate Her. Finally I added texture to the sky background using a very diluted mixture of American Apparel T-Shirt and acetone.
Hope you liked these cheery cherry blossoms! Thanks so much for reading and enjoy the rest of your weekend! :)