Sunday, 19 May 2013

Gold flower blossom

I decided to delve into my newly acquired QVC nail polish set to create the manicure I have been wearing this week. The polish I subjected to my nail art was 'Coconutty' by Leighton Denny, which I used for the base colour. It is a lovely nude-like brown with gold iridescent flecks that shimmer through. I used two thin coats to get the depth of the colour you can see in the photos.
 
 
To create the flowers I used gold acrylic paint and a dotting tool. I placed one dot where I wanted the flower to be positioned, which becomes the centre. I then used the same size dotting tool to place approx. 5 dots around the perimeter of the original dot to create petals.
 
 
To add an extra bit of sparkle I used a gold glitter from China Glace called 'Lions Mane'. The glitter particles are very fine, but the bottle is jammed packed with them, so it really adds glitz to the centre of the flower. I applied it the same way I did the petals and used the same sized dotting tool.
 
 
To finish the manicure and to add the finishing touch, I applied one or two leaves to each individual flower using a pearl green stripper polish from Fraulien, then capped it all off with a coat of SV.
 
 
 
What do you think?
 
Does anyone else like to use acrylic paint for their nail art?
 
Until next time...
 
Laura-Jane