This freehand nail art is for all the mothers, particularly to my ever supportive and loving mom! So let me start by greeting all moms a very Happy Mother's Day!Flowers. That is all I can think about when I was brainstorming on what nail art design I should wear for this special occasion. Initially, I wanted to paint daisies but decided on something abstract instead.
Take a look at the result:
he idea of this design is fairly simple, but I have to admit I was challenged. It took me longer than usual to finish this manicure and I am not complaining! I think I got the effect I wanted -- dainty and colorful.
used 3 thin coats of Dazzle Dry Portia's Wit as background color. Forgive me I forgot to take a photo for a swatch. This normally happens to me when I am engrossed with an idea. Portia's Wit is a creme and opaque off white nail polish. Consistency was on the thick side so I thinned it before application. This is the reason why I used 3 coats for full coverage. It is a good alternative to a white base.
For the design, I used acrylic paints, a detailing and stripper nail art brush.
How I did it:
I chose to use pastel colors for the abstract flowers. Each flower was painted using 3 colors of the same shade (ombre). You may have observed that it is not a perfect circle. That's one of the things I like about this nail design, irregular shapes is its charm.
Next, I painted a thin black swirl over the flowers to make the colors pop. This was quite challenging for me, especially while I was working with my weaker hand. But it is a good practice sometimes to do what is more difficult. Perhaps soon, it wouldn't be as challenging. I used the same color for the stem and tiny leaves. Notice also that I painted the swirls without precision. Sometimes it goes outside or inside the shape. Again, I think it makes this nail design more interesting.
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I think working the metal is part of the art2007-07-06 22:39:52 by dilemmaArtist
There is great reward to be found, in working on my own metals. For me, this is part of the art process.
All that you say about foundries is true, it is hard work, gritty & grimy & causes sweating. So what? Its part of what it takes to get the finished pieces just the way I want them. Brancusi is a sculptor whose work I admire and he sure worked on his own metals - and he carved his own s...)
Relating to yesterday's thread - about regulations impeding art, it is not easy to get to do one's own metal work (in California). Foundry work is dangerous, liability a consideration, not all foundries are willing to take the risk of letting a sculptor "work" in their shop. Best sculptors have their own shop for finishing outsource rough casts. Best sculptors DO do their own metal work.
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