Friday, 11 May 2012

31 Day Challenge Day 26: Inspired by a Pattern

This was one of those that was totally obvious to me as soon as I read it. I have one favourite pattern, and you may recognize it from the background on this very blog! Now, I'm pretty sure that "damask" technically refers to a wider range of patterns than this, but I don't know what else to call it - that is what I google to find it! This particular nail art is modeled after my computer's desktop wallpaper:


I'd planned on using this pattern, but I recently saw some nail art that used this as inspiration as well, and from that I got the idea to only do parts of the pattern on most nails, and only fill the accent nail with it. Unfortunately, I can't find that source now, so if anyone knows what I'm talking about, feel free to let me know.

 

This was surprisingly difficult - I just could not get the white polish to sit where I wanted it to. I switched midway from OPI Alpine Snow to CND Brilliant White, but then it just came out less defined. I think in future I would definitely want something like a Sally Hansen nail art pen to do something this precise! It was painted on a base of OPI Mermaid's Tears, to reverse the pattern from the inspiration image.


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  1. Hi there! I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Check out this blog post for more on how it works. :) http://polishandsuch.blogspot.com/2012/05/versatile-blogger-award.html

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    1. Wow! I just wanted to say thank you, and that I did see this! I'll definitely get to it in the next couple days. Thank you so much!

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