Hello lovelies! It's been a long time since I've last posted. I really fell out of love with nail art, but I feel like it's no surprise. I always lose inspiration during the lazy summer months, but I'm hoping to get back on track before fall rolls around. Today I have some new nail art for you and an announcement. I'm hoping to finally open up my Etsy shop sometime this weekend. If all goes well I also hope to hold a giveaway on Instagram. Wish me luck! (I'll need it!)
Today's design is a peach-orange-purple mix. I wanted to paint some more animals so I settled on this goldfish-like pair. I posted a progress shot of the fish on Instagram last night. I'm really pleased with the way they turned out. I was initially unsure of the way the colours would blend, but everything worked out nicely. I like that each colour looks like a separate layer that builds up to the completed image.
I paired the fish with this sketchy triangle print. I really like the diagonal lines as a fill for the triangles. It feels very light and summery, and almost nostalgic and vintage, instead of a bolder solid-colour fill. Overall I really enjoyed painting this manicure. The pairing of the print with the fish is kind of unconventional, but I dig it!
I started with American Apparel T-Shirt on all of my nails. For the fish I used a small brush and American Apparel Summer Peach to silhouette the fish and add basic shading. I built upon that with American Apparel Sunset Blvd, and further with American Apparel Violet Panache and American Apparel Imperial Purple. For the triangles I used the same brush, and started from the cuticle, working my way up to the free edge.
Thank you for your continued readership, and stay tuned for shop opening info! :)