These were a lot of work, but well worth it. They are not close visually to the reference I used but I love them regardless. Howlite, or as some may know it "White turquoise" is a really beautiful stone.
|August/11/2013 Left Hand|
So I'm sure some of you have seen those super awesome stone inspired manicures rolling around right?
I've been meaning to try my hand at one for a while, but didn't quite know where to start, so I did some practise to gain the right techniques, and here's a final result.
I started with a basic base colour (OPI Skull and Glossbones to be exact) and did some water spotting, which I then went over with acetone and a few other colours to recreate that marbled effect stone has.
Normally I use acrylic paints to make my artwork, but they weren't creating the effect I needed, so this time I used purely nail polishes.
I'm very partial to the way my right hand middle fingernail came out, it's probably my favourite out of the 10 nails.
"Skull and Glossbones" OPI
"My Private Jet" OPI
"French White Creme" Wet n' Wild
"Saturday Night Fever" Sally Hansen
"Blue-ming" Color Club
"Cotton Candy" Sation
I wish you all a Happy Monday!