Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Flowers

In my shady past (ha!), I used to take Chinese brush painting classes. They were heaps of fun! One of the main techniques is to load your brush with a gradient of colour, then when you touch the absorbent rice paper you end up with gorgeous smooth patterns. Wiping off my acetone-y cleanup brush on tissues reminds me a lot of that!

Unfortunately nail polish doesn't behave like that on nails, nor does acrylic paint, so I had to make do with some very un-blended cherry blossoms. I went to Japan last year, but just missed cherry blossom season :(


I managed to do the whole thing in ulta3 colours. I freaking love this brand!

Base: English Rose
Design: Black Satin, Lily White, Watermelon, Gold Rush Fever


I'm really happy with it - might revisit this design for Chinese New Year! :)

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34 comments:

  1. Great minds think alike - yet still so diff! Loooove the colours you've used, great design :)

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    1. Woohoo, nail art twins! Thanks :)

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  2. Really nice cherry blossoms, you did very well :)

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  3. I don't think I could ever manage to do this but I am totally in love with it.

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    1. It's easier than it looks - if you stuff up any branches, you can just cover it up with a flower! :)

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  4. Love the cherry blossoms! They look fabulous :D

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  5. very nice, those clases sound like a lot of fun :)

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    1. Thanks! Those classes were pretty fun... but my parents made me go, which made them a bit less fun :(

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  6. Very amazing! I wish I wasn't such a klutz for nail art.

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    1. Thanks! It's not that hard once you try a few times... you learn quickly :)

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  7. Wow great minds MUST..think alike because I almost went with cherry blossoms...Great flowers & colors

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    1. Cherry blossoms are the best, I think we've proven that from our choices and near-choices this round! Thanks :)

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  8. they look wonderful and I also did cherry blossoms LOL. My scheduled post didn't automatically post at the time i gave it!! Grrr :-(

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    1. Just saw yours, beautiful! Yeah Blogger did the same to me, but I was at the computer two minutes later anyway so I did it manually. I hope they fix it soon!

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  9. Wow, these look fantastic! What pretty nails. I would try to re-create these but I know I'd make a mess of it. Love them!

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    1. Thanks! They're surprisingly easy to do, I'd love to see your take on it :)

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  10. beautiful! my dad's chorus and a huge japanese chorus and dancers just had a concert for the 100 anniversary of when japan gave the US cherry blossom trees :)

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    1. That sounds like an awesome performance! :)

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  11. wow you've been to Japan? that's on my to travel to list! this is lovely and i love the red! xx

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    1. Japan is amazing! There's seriously something for everyone there... for me it was mainly the food! :P Thanks!

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  12. thats a great ulta 3 colour. how did u go on ur left hand? the design is fantastic

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    1. Surprisingly well! I think I've improved at freehanding on the bad side with all the practice I've been getting. This one was pretty easy because I just covered up whatever I stuffed up with dotted flowers, and it's not too hard to dot with the wrong hand :)

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  13. This is gorgeous!! The cherry blossoms are fab!

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