Saturday, June 16, 2012

Black & White Abstract

Today I have another design I did but didn't enter into Berry Polished's Black and White Nail Art Competition. I found this design online, loved it and decided to give it a go. Unfortunately I'm pretty terrible at using my striper brushes but at least I'm practising (at least that's what I keep telling myself)!

I applied Ulta3 Base Coat and then two coats of Ulta3 Lily White. Then I used BYS Black Satin to diagonally cover half of my nail freehand. Next I used my Konad Black Nail Art Pen and drew three curved lines from the corner where the black and white meet across the white section of my nail. Between two of the curves I used a dotting tool and Lily White to make four dots. Then I did the same on the opposite side in opposite colours. I used a Konad  White Nail Art Pen to draw the three lines into the black and the Black Satin for the dots. Then I used Ulta3 Non Chip as a top coat.

And here comes the photos.

Black & White Abstract in Artificial Light

Black & White Abstract in Natural Light
Black & White Abstract in the Shade
I love the design but I have a long way to go before I can get my curved lines to appear as I want them to. I'm extremely awkward using the striping brush from the nail art pens but every now and then the curved lines would work as I wish. I was also way too impatient and threw on my top coat before eveything had dried properly *sigh* ah blast my impatience!

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    1. Thank you :) Nice to hear since I think it looks poorly done :/

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  2. I think it looks really great. There's no way I can see there's something wrong with this :)

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    1. Aww thank you so much! You're such a sweetie!! Unfortunately my mistakes are glaringly obvious to me :(

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    2. I know what you mean, because I'm like that myself. Just know that you're probably the only one who see the "mistakes"! :)

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    3. I think we're all our harshest judges :) But at least it means I endeavour to improve :)

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  3. This looks so awesome! I know you mentioned that you aren't very good with striper brushes, but I totally can't see any mistakes. It's a great design and a perfect execution! :D

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    1. Wow thank you! That's so sweet of you to say but I'm horrible with a striper brush lol. I was quite literally no my last nail when I realised what I was doing wrong *duh*

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  4. Great job. This is really stunning.

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  5. I have the same design in my to do list! Love your version of it

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    1. Thank you :) Can't wait to see your mani with this design!

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  6. Oh wow! I really like this. Great mani.

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    1. Aww thank you so much! That's lovely of you to say :)

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  7. This design is simple and very beautiful!

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    1. Thank you! I often find I like simple designs the best :)

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