Anyway, I decided to do a flower nail art design. Let me show you first how it turned out before I tell you what inspired me to hand paint this nail design. I simply called this -- flower power.
Flower Power Nail Art Design by Simply Rins
My inspiration came from Sally Hansen's Girl Power Salon Effects.
This photo was grabbed from http://www.sallyhansen.com
Girl Power is at the top of column two.
I really liked that design. But I know mine is monochromatic and the flowers do not overlap. That's because I like defined lines. So I just took the idea of overloading my nails with a lot of baby pink flowers in different sizes. I loved it and the design sort of makes me look feminine even if I am in casual wear.
For base color, I used Essie Foot Loose in 2 coats. I really wanted something dark on the background so that the flowers will pop up. The flowers were hand painted using acrylic paints.
As of this writing, I am already thinking of creating a similar nail design with multi-colored flowers. I think that would really challenge my patience! This flower nail art design took me hours to complete. My left hand was beginning to shake when I was doing my right hand.
I'll probably be recreating this nail art using other colors in a monochromatic theme as well. I really had fun doing this and people who actually saw it thought they were stickers! In a way, that was the effect that I was aiming for. I wanted something that would look like one of the designs from the Sally Hansen Salon Effects.
Do you think it's too much? This is probably the first time that it didn't occur to me to have an accent nail. I got crazy and painted every nail as if they were accents.
I had some time while I was doing this particular freehand nail design that I was able to come up with a tutorial on how I paint these flowers on my nails and how I placed them side by side without overlapping. I hope you'll be able to watch it and let me know what you think. By the way, please ignore the small creature that made an appearance on this video nail art tutorial. :)
I have been getting requests to create video tutorials on some of my previous designs. I will try to fit them all into my schedule. For the meantime, if you have a YouTube account, you may want to subscribe to my channel -- http://www.youtube.com/user/simplyrins