Tuesday, 17 April 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 2: Orange = Visibility

What are some things that are orange? The obvious? Oranges. More subtle? Ginger cats. More AWESOME and relevant to my family's business? High-visibility safety gear!

That's right: all the best things on a construction site are either yellow - and move big things - or orange - and make you safer and shinier! So for "orange nails" day, I chose that route (get it?).

My inspiration included:
Safety vests and traffic cones. As usual when I'm trying something new, I chose to vary each hand slightly to see what worked best.

Visibility is what is most important here, so on the non-art fingers, three coats of the shimmery and eye-catching China Glaze Riveting (from the Hunger Games Capitol Colors collection) was in order. The traffic cone/pylon and safety vest featured a base of OPI Alpine Snow, with Sinful Colors Big Daddy for the orange. Black acrylic paint was used for some detail work, and if you're interested in the other detail colours let me know!
For my left hand, I decided to try the safety vest without the armholes, and went with a different style of pylon. Which one of each do you prefer? I have picked my favourites, I think, but I'd love to know what other people think!

2 comments:

  1. What sort of brushes do you use in order to paint on the traffic cone and safety vest lines? Neat look, may have to try this for my son's birthday party (construction theme). I like the safety vest without the armholes best

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  2. What sort of brushes do you use in order to paint on the traffic cone and safety vest lines? Neat look, may have to try this for my son's birthday party (construction theme). I like the safety vest without the armholes best

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