July 17, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Peruvian Textile-Inspired Nail Art

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Today I have a freehand nail art design for you inspired by some beautiful Peruvian textiles! Peru is one of many countries I would love to visit; I've got a long list of places I need to see. The Parts Unknown episode featuring Peru was fantastic - I love living vicariously through Anthony Bourdain's travels while watching that show.

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Peruvian Textile-Inspired Nail Art - vibrant skittle set of abstract linework nails | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Peruvian Textile-Inspired Nail Art - vibrant skittle set of abstract linework nails | Manicurity.com

The Design

I was inspired to do some freehand linework based on some traditional Andean textile design elements. I love that the slight uneven-ness of my painting looks more realistic to the woven threads of a textile! I used some of the design examples from the Threads of Peru website as an example (click here to visit their website). Altho my color choices are not historically accurate, I love these colors together!

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Peruvian Textile-Inspired Nail Art - vibrant skittle set of abstract linework nails | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Peruvian Textile-Inspired Nail Art - vibrant skittle set of abstract linework nails | Manicurity.com

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Peruvian Textile-Inspired Nail Art - vibrant skittle set of abstract linework nails | Manicurity.com

The Polishes

From left to right in the photo above: OPI Kiss Me on my Tulips (hot pink creme), Orly Purple Pleather (a matte purple creme I should use more often), Revlon Top Speed Electric (shimmery yellow), Misa Dirty, Sexy, Money (a faded teal creme I love), and Zoya Purity (amazing 2-coat white creme). My favorite nails in this manicure were the purple and teal ones!

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Peruvian Textile-Inspired Nail Art - vibrant skittle set of abstract linework nails | Manicurity.com


Don't forget to check out the other Digit-al Dozen designs below!


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11 comments:

  1. Love all the different designs on each nail. There so detailed too.

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  2. such a pretty design! I'd love to visit Peru, too!

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  3. these are great - love the mix of colours and patterns x

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  4. Oh wow! I'm totally blown away.

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  5. These colors remind me of the 80's!! Love this!

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  6. Beautiful! Those colors are gorgeous together! And the patterns! Alpaca? "Ahh! Lama face!" :)

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  7. So intricate! I love the color combo!

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  8. Peru is amazing! I lived in Cusco for 6 weeks and sooo want to go back to take my husband and son.

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