Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Vintage Florals

Floral prints are hot!  I've been wanting the perfect spring floral dress but haven't had any luck.  That doesn't mean I can't dress up my nails to suit the latest trend.  These nails will have to do for now.(Sorry about the ever changing camera quality and lighting.  Trying to find a good one to work with!)

You will need:
  • Joe Powder Blue (light blue)
  • Joe Orchid (plum)
  • Rimmel Lasting Finish Pro Steel Grey (greyish mauve)
  • Joe Faded Violet (lavender)
  • Joe Jade (green)
  • Joe Butter (light yellow)
  • Thin paintbrush
  • Paint dish
  • 60 mins
Lots of Joe products it seems =P

1. Paint a base coat of light blue (Joe's powder blue).

2. Paint uneven spots with a plum colour (Joe's orchid).  You don't have to be perfect with this.

3.  Paint a greyish mauve (Rimmel's steel grey) on top of the plum colour.  Make sure you leave some plum colour exposed on the edges as shown.  Again, you don't have to make this perfect.

4.  Paint a dot in the center of the spots and thin wavey lines surrounding it as shown with a lavender colour.  You now have your flowers!

5.  I mixed Joe's Jade with Butter to get a lighter shade of green.  Paint small leaves around the flowers with a thin paintbrush.

6.  Paint over the green with some light yellow (Joe's Butter).

7.  Top coat it and you're done!

Experiment with other colours!  This is a really simple design to do because you don't have to be perfect with it.

Feel free to suggest any design ideas! 

- SheNailedMe

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