Hello! I'm back for Day 2 of Digit-al Dozen Patterns on Patterns Week! I went pretty far out of my comfort zone on this one and I'm still not quite sure how I feel about the finished look.
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I started out this look with something else completely different in mind. I started with a base of Elevation Polish Silver Sword. I then added a quilted pattern using Nail Vinyls and Elevation Polish Jengish Chokusu. Unfortunately my quilted pattern was not as perfect as I had hoped for (and needed for the original design I had in mind). So I decided to do a floral pattern on top!
I'll be honest. Flowers intimidate me quite a bit. I don't know why, maybe just because I haven't done them very much. But I do love floral nail art so I want to try to get better at it. I decided to go find some inspiration from two of my personal favorite nail artists who do amazing florals, Kelly from Set in Lacquer and Lindsey from Wondrously Polished. I ended up loosely following this design/tutorial from Wondrously Polished. I certainly need more practice but they're not too bad for one of my first real attempt at florals! Below is a photo before I added matte top coat.
I think it would look better if I had more contrast in the colors. Something to remember for next time! In addition to the two Elevation Polish colors I mentioned earlier I used acrylic paint to create the flowers. And, of course, I added a matte top coat to finish it off.
Make sure to show some love to the other ladies below to see what awesome designs they came up with!
Thanks for reading and happy polishing!