Hammie says: Dotty and stripey!
What I Used:
Pale blue: Orly Snowcone
Grey: Nina Ultra Pro Ink-ling
Dotting tool (I used the blunt end of a bamboo kebab skewer)
Detail paint brush (I got mine from a detail brush set at WalMart in the Crafts section)
How I Did It:
After I applied my base coat, I applied the base colors. For this design, I used the grey on the accent nails: ring and thumb. The rest I painted in the pale blue shade:
Then, I did this:
And ended up with this:
I liked how easy this was to do and yet how fun it came out even with the somber color combination I used. I have to admit though, I had to re-do the ring finger 3 times just because I wasn't happy with the stripes I did (my perfectionist streak was making itself known, haha!). For some reason, getting the thumb just right was so easy, having the stripes all nice and straight in just one go. There wasn't any secret to getting it all straight and evenly spaced. It really was just me eyeballing it and trying to keep as steady a hand as possible while painting on the stripes. But I think it does help if you work fast and do it in one swipe instead of going at it slowly. On the other hand, the dots came out a lot bigger than I was hoping for but that only meant I needed less of them, so that worked out in the end. I had so much fun doing the dots that I can see myself doing more designs using dots in the future, for sure!
The Elvis print that inspired the color combination.
Excuse the weird smaller dot on the index.
It had too much space but I should've done part of a dot instead of the whole thing.
Against a white background for better contrast.
With one of my favorite scarves from Simons that I got when I was last in Montreal.
Happy Hump Day! This week is going by slower than I'm hoping for. The blaaaah weather isn't helping either. Can we just fast forward to summer already? How do you feel about polka dots making a comeback? Are you a fan of mixing patterns? What colors do you gravitate towards to get rid of winter blahs?