Wednesday, 12 August 2015

Aztec Rainbows

I'm loving our new Nail Mail vinyls, they're so much fun to use and I've got a ton of new ideas! I'm trying to space them out so you're not inundated with vinyl designs but do expect to see more over the coming weeks. Using vinyls counts feels a tiny bit like cheating as they provide a template meaning you don't have to do as much freehand. To counter this I'm trying to make sure my designs incorporate more than just the shape of the vinyl! 

Today I used the aztec stencils. Do you remember in my mermaid post when I mentioned that some of the designs are too large for my teeny nails? Well this turned out to be one such stencil. As I couldn't fit much of the design onto my nails you don't really get the 'aztec' look, but I still think it's fun!
I used five Barry M Speedy Nail Paints - On Your Marks*, Lap of Honour*, Pole Position*, Kiss Me Quick*, Eat My Dust*. I chose a pastel rainbow and painted a stripe of each colour onto every day. I fancied a bit of negative space so applied the vinyl straight onto my nail, and then painted the rainbows onto the tips. When I removed the vinyl the design looked a bit unfinished, so I used a metal nibbed nail art pen to outline the edge of the blank area. 

This seemed to bring it together better but I still feel like there's something missing. Perhaps I could have filled the empty space with some glitter? Or added some studs? 

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Jo x

1 comment

  1. These are so cute, love the colours you used =]


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