Now that I have this neat new striping brush, I was eager to put it through its paces. And what better way to do that than to try out some filigree designs?
Note to self: next time you try filigree, you might want to look at a template…
I saw this neat polish on Coewless Polish’s blog. Well, not THIS polish, but one that’s identical. Turns out Orly, Zoya, and OPI all make a nail polish which is practically identical. Go figure. Naturally, I couldn’t choose between Halleys Comet, Charla, and Catch Me in Your Net (you know, since they all look the same), so it quite obviously came down to one asset: price.
Score: 1x Zoya polish on eBay.
You can’t quite see in the pics, but it’s a teal micro-glitter polish. It has the most gorgeous shimmer you’ll ever see. To accompany it, I made a pale blue shade of paint for my filigree, and away I went. My least favourite finger would have to be my index finger; it looks like some sort of sprout, rather than elegant filigree.
It really needed a final touch. I love my dried flowers, so I whipped some of them out. I tried using a dark blue at first – its colour went smashingly with the polish and paint. Downside: you couldn’t really see it in most lights. So…off came the two trial flowers, and on went the pink.
I think teal and pink work…interestingly together. Not exactly my intended result, but still fun, nonetheless.
Posted on January 29, 2013, in Dried Flowers, Elegant, French, Glitter, Paint, Striping tool and tagged charla, dried flowers, filigree, Filigree Teal, flowers, glitter, Mish's Nail Art, nail art, nail art blog, striping tool, teal, zoya. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.