Time for a spot of colour after the relatively monochrome look of the last few days!
The theme for Challenge Day 29 is ‘Inspired by the Supernatural’. I took a long time to decide what to do for this challenge, for what would be considered the supernatural? Finally, I decided on something beautiful rather than something frightful, so fairies it is!
Now, I’m not going to make a fool of myself by attempting to _draw_ fairies. Instead, I opted for something representative – dreamlike fairy wings. As you can see, it’s basically the butterfly wing mani, but with a different touch.Continue reading»
I was just chatting with a friend about something else when my random mind mentioned that I once did a butterfly wing nail art.
So I went searching through my blog and computer and realised I did not take proper photos of it, much less blog about it! The only photos I did take were with my iPhone. Decided to still do a quick post with one of them as a record!
I did a simple gradient for the base with two Estessimo TINS duochrome shades – Viola Grace (the purple) and Water (the blue). They are sheer, soft, and shimmery, and have subtle colour shifts, which I thought were perfect to create that butterfly wing appearance!
I used a Nubar nail art polish to draw the black lines. It was my first attempt at drawing. While there is a lot of room for improvement, I was still happy that it turned out quite nicely! I’ll probably try with a nail art brush the next time.
As for the white dots, I just placed random dots of different sizes using a dotting tool.
On a side note, I remember showing this to friends when I met them for dinner and a play. I suspect the “exhaustion” after painting this and the rush to go out were why I did not take proper photos!
I wish I remembered which blog I learnt this from though! She did an awesome job with them!