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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