Sunday, November 21, 2010

My Nails for Thankgiving

So around 11pm last night i got the urge to do my nails and totally forgot about taking photos of all the steps i did to create what i yeah no tutorial but i wanted to explain on my blog how i did it all.

not only did I use nail polish but also makeup pigments!

this is the design I did

What you will need is

emerald green and a rustic red polish - or in my case pigments
clear polish
A sponge
A stamping image of a leaf
A good white polish that you can stamp with- I used konads white
striping brush
gold polish and golden yellow striping polish
and a black polish pen


So I applied my base coat first..then on a paper plate i put some off me BFTE (beauty from the earth) mineral pigments in colors Emerald and Isis

then on the paper plate pour a small amount of clear polish,then with your sponge dab it into the clear polish then dab it into the color of your choice ...then bring to your nail and in patting motions ..pat in the areas you want...What i did was half and half on each nail tip..and added just a little rustic red to the green and vise versa

so when that dries just apply a clear coat over entire nail to seal it all it.

Next I got my nail stamping stuff...with my white konad polish  i applied to the image plate,scraped and picked up with my stamper and applied to the nail ..keep it random for each nail

here is the image I used..this in not a konad image plate..i won this plate and have no idea who made it,sorry

next I went and filled in the white of the leaf starting off with a yellow gold..and blended some darker gold into it...from there I got my striping brush

and with it a created a few wavy lines on each nail around the leafs.also added a few dots.

And lastly with a black pen polish i added a few drops of black on the gold spots i did...Apply top coat and your all done.

I hope i have explained how i did this clear...cos im hopeless when it comes to directions!

here is the finished design again

thanks for stopping by and checking out my blog..means alot to me <3


Paulina said...

i love it, it's gorgeous!

Anonymous said...

These are gorgeous!

Camy said...

They're gorgeus!

Alice @ NailsbyAlice said...

this is ART!!! :) I love how you combined the different elements!

Smaltoitaliano said...

I'm not too much a nail art gal, but this one is very nice, very well done!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Gorgeous nail art! perfect for thanksgiving! :)