Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Summer Challenge Day 27: Inspired by artwork

Summer Challenge Day 27: Inspired by artwork

I’ve had a lot of trouble with the interpretation of this challenge. I mean… artwork? Hmmm. I can’t even make a straight line, let alone copy Leonardo Da Vinci! So I’ve been looking around, searching for inspiration, but it took me quite a while to actually nail this one.

Here’s my inspiration:


Melted crayons on canvas!

I’ve seen some other blogger girls making manis where they make it look as if the nail polish drip down from their cuticles, and I’ve been dying to try this forever! So I thought this was the perfect opportunity to just do it.

I started out with two coats of NYX “Acid Pink”, which is very pink with blue microshimmer. It’s neon alright! Formula was perfect – easy application, good coverage, a reasonable drying time. 

Sunshine pic: 

 Indoor pic: 



Then I painted my “drips” on with a thin brush and a dotting tool. I used L. A. Girl’s metallic nail polish “Millenium”, which is a great metallic purple. It’s a one coater, and it’s perfect for this purpose!

Here’s the final result. Sunshine pic: 


 Indoor pic:

 There are other Danish girls who also did a “inspired by artwork” mani today. I’m very curious about what they have used as their inspiration, so let’s check out their blogs, shall we?

Stay tuned the day after tomorrow - same bat time, same bat channel – for nails inspired by a flag!

28 comments:

  1. Really cute mani! I want to try this out! <3

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    1. I've been wanting to try this for a while. I don't know why I had to be challenged to do it :D <3

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  2. Kunst er heldigvis mange ting. Om man så bare tegnede en streg på neglen, så er dét kunst!
    Det er egentlig en sjov manicure den her, har set den et par gange før :-) Og det der "maleri" er da mega sejt!!!! :-p

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    1. Jeg har set rigtigt mange af de der smeltede fedtfarver rundt omkring på nettet, og jeg har længe været fascineret af den her type manicure, så.. ja... jeg er selv rigtigt tilfreds :)

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  3. very cool! i need to try this out! :D

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    1. Please do. I'll definitely check it out if you do :D

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  4. I'm not a "true" pink person, but this pink is gorgeous LOL, and I like the drippings too :)

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    1. I'm not that much into pinks either, but I have a couple of them, and I like the pow-effect this one has :) And thanks!

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    1. Please do, I'd love to see your result!

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  6. Great job! Cool idea, love the color combination! :)

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    1. Thank you so much. I decided to go for one colour drippings only :)

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  7. Oooh the drips are so cute! And I like the pink/purple color combination! :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank you. I am totally pleased with it myself too :)

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  8. Really cool and unique! I think even I can do this (HAH!).

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    1. Haha, If I can do it, you can too! Please try it out :)

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  9. Super fed mani! Jeg har faktisk lavet sådan et "maleri" det er suuper nemt :D

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    1. Tark!! :) Jeg har set en del af disse på nettet, og der er nogen, som er *ret* kreative med det :)

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