Silk and Lace – District 8
I was absolutely delighted to do this manicure. Well, the inspiration wasn’t all too inspiring: District 8’s textiles. However, I like to take these ideas to really abstract places.
And so from this concept of Silk and Lace was borne.
This was quite a touchy manicure. After the requisite base coat and two coats of this delightful pink I discovered hiding in the back of the cupboard – I have absolutely no recollection of having actually purchased this nail polish – I decided to use two Konad stamp designs to create a lace effect.
I will admit it took two attempts to get the lace fairly accurate and in line.
I had to resort to placing some Scotch tape along the line dividing white and pink, French manicure style, and then stamping the black netting, to achieve a neat line. I then had to do the reverse; Scotch tape on top of the netting to make sure no black polish from the lace edge painted over the netting.
Let’s face it: Mish is prone to mistakes…
The black design didn’t stand out as much as I had hoped, so I added a few black rhinestones to the design, to really make it shine.
And so you have it: my nail art representing textiles.
I absolutely love this nail art!
Although, after seeing it for two days, the vivid pink got on my nerves… Let it be known that pink is NOT a favourite colour of mine.
Posted on May 26, 2012, in French, Hunger Games, Konad, Rhinestones and tagged District 8, Hunger Games, konad, lace, Mish's Nail Art, nail art, nail art blog, silk, Silk and Lace, textiles. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.