Monday, June 18, 2012

Black and White Flowers

Next up on my black and white ideas for the competition that Berry Polished was running is black and white flowers! I got the idea for this mani from Nails Art Mani.

To start off I used one coat of Ulta3 Base Coat and then two coats of Ulta3 Lily White on my index, middle and pinky fingers. On my ring and thumb fingers I applied one coat of BYS Black Satin. I then freehanded half each nail in the opposite colour. Then using a small nail art brush i drew the white half of the flowers on the black side using the polish from my Konad White Nail Art Pen since it more opaque. Then I added the stripes using the striper from the Konad pen and a small dotting tool to added the dots using the Konad white also. Once that was dry I used the BYS black to add to the inside of the white half of the flower. I then repeated the entire process in opposite colours on the white half of the flowers :) I finished off with Revlon Colorstay top coat!


Photo time :) I apologise in advance, I got a bit photo happy! My poor thumbs both sides of both my thumbs broke :'(

Black and White Flowers in Artificial Light
Black and White Flowers in Artificial Light
Black and White Flowers in Natural Light
Black and White Flowers in Natural Light
Black and White Flowers in the Shade
Black and White Flowers in the Shade

I love the orinigal design but I'm really not happy with my own attempt. Again this is because of how horrible my brush strokes are. If I was to try this again I would use acrylic paint to form the design instead of nail polish because it really wasn't opaque enough to work with. This is the design I chose to submit but I have one more design left to show you :)

24 comments:

  1. That is so beautiful! You have a lot of talent and I see nothing wrong with your brushstrokes. And I like the translucent appearance too.

    Love it! :)

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    1. OMG thank you!! I have absolutely zero artistic abilities I swear but reading this just made me so happy :)

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  2. I think this looks amazing, I could never freehand so well!

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    1. Thanks! It annoyed me that I started to get the hang of it by the time I finished my nails >.<

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  3. This is so pretty! I love the tone effect!

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    1. Thank you :) I love how the black and white look too!

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  4. This is even cooler than the first one!! :)

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    1. I'm glad you think so since this is the one I entered :) I didn't win but it was still my favourite!

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  5. Love this! Black and white is such a classy combination, and your flowers turned out great! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you :) You're so sweet to say that!

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  6. These look awesome! Great job, it looks so elegant!

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    1. Thanks! I think they look great together too :)

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  7. These are so gorgeous! You did such a beautiful job with them--the freehand flowers are so soft and pretty, and the bold black & white really makes them pop!

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    1. Thank you so much! I love the design but I need to try it again to work on making it neater :)

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