Thursday, April 17, 2014

Abstract Daisy Nail Art

I seem to have fallen a bit behind in my challenges.  With six of them, it doesn't surprise me and I am not going to worry about it.  This means skipping  Golden Oldie Thursday.  Didn't like that mani much anyways (tee hee).  Instead you are seeing The never ending Pile prompt, jelly.

I am, once again, a bit ambiguous about this mani.  Seems I need to purchase or franken some.  Before discovering the lead lighting technique (using jellies OVER stamping), I hated jellies and avoided them like the plague.  Why?  I have messy visible nail lines and don't like them showing.  This is my version of a abstract painting of a field of daisies.

It is the blue I am not happy with here.  Too dark, not jelly enough.

I started with two coats of NOPI Yoga then Yogurt (my new favorite off white).

I stamped with MoYou UK 82.....

then filled the lines with the tiniest dotting tool I have and the following colors:
  • LynBDesigns Sacre Blurple
  • Ellagee Cadmium Glass(yellow)
  • Ellagee Chromium Glass (green)  This was not quite grassy green enough for me, so I mixed in just a touch of Sacre Blurple.

This is NOT a "Tina" mani at all, but that is what challenges are all about, right?  Stepping out of your comfort zone?  Yeah, big leap here.  Despite not liking it personally, I don't think it is a fail at all....just not my cup of tea.  Just wait though.  Tomorrow you will see something that is totally me and I can't wait to show you!


  1. I think this is incredible Tina! Love this look :)

  2. I still look it looks great! Its very different :)

  3. This is a very cool, abstract idea. Once I read it was a field of daisies, I could totally see it!

  4. What an interesting manicure!! Superlike this!!

  5. This is a pretty design. I used the same techinque for jelly polish :)