Today the challenge prompt is to create nail art based on art. After looking through my inspiration folder, I found a piece of artwork that I'd saved from Pinterest a while ago that I thought would translate really well into a nail design!
When I saved this to my inspiration folder, I never made note of the source. So I had to do some research, but it seems that this painting originates from this Etsy shop. There's a lot of other great paintings in the shop and I could definitely pull inspiration from many more of the pieces!
It also seems that this is a popular painting to use as inspiration for nail art! A few weeks age Kelsie from Kelsie's Nail Files also created a nail design based on this piece of art! Great minds think alike. :)
I used over 20 polishes to create this design (see a photo of all of them below), so bear with me as I try to run through them all.
On my index nail, the pink gradient is done using OPI Mod About You, Zoya Jolene and Zoya Brie.
The peachy gradient on my middle nail is done using China Glaze Peachy Keen, Illamasqua Purity and Wet 'n' Wild French White.
The blue gradient on my index nail is done using China Glaze Kinetic Candy, China Glaze For Audrey and OPI Fly.
On my pinky nail, the green gradient (which I think is my favourite one) is done using OPI Jade is the New Black, China Glaze Gaga for Green and China Glaze Re-fresh Mint.
To create the tree and its branches, I used a striping brush and OPI Suzi Loves Cowboys. Besides all those colours, I also used a bunch to create the dots on the branches:
China Glaze Orange You Hot?
China Glaze Sun-Kissed
OPI Did It On 'Em
OPI Funky Dunkey
OPI Rumple's Wiggins
OPI Ski Teal We Drop
Orly Stone Cold
I'm probably forgetting at least one polish, but those are all the ones that I can remember at the moment!
I'm super happy with how this mani turned out and I'm actually pretty bummed that I have to remove it so quickly! I'll have to redo it some time in the future when I'm able to wear it for a longer period of time.
As promised above, here's a look at all the polishes it took to create this design. And just because I thought they looked kind of pretty, I also included a photo of the sponges post-gradient.
That's twenty-seven down, only four more to go!
Tomorrow is inspired by a flag, and if you follow me on twitter, you know that I've been feeling less than inspired about that theme. I'm still running through ideas though, so check back tomorrow to see what I come up with!