So I'm cruising around Google images looking for inspiration when I came across this photo. Isn't it pretty? Being spring and a lover of lilacs I have found my inspiration.
This photo kinda reminded me of a newspaper nail/pink rose tutorial by Robin Moses which I promptly checked out so shout out to Robin for some of the inspiration of this manicure.
I painted the pallet last night. That is the base for this design. Two coats of a noname white polish then a frankenpolish mix of browns and golds to give the white an antique look. Other than the base, all the rest of the painting was done with acrylics.
I did do the newspaper deal to the nails but with all the painting I did you really can't see.
I started by painting brownish stems for the roses and greenish stems for the lilacs. A couple of color coordinated leaves where painted in too.
|Some of the newsprint is visible on this nail.|
The roses were painted with pinks and the lilacs with purples. Duh. Job finished with a clear coat to seal in the design.
I am just tickled pink over this mani. I can't get over just how gorgeous it looks in person.
Notice my cuticles are not yet fully recovered from the massacre. :-(