July 30, 2014

You Won't Be-Leaf How Pretty this Freehand Foliage Nail Art Is!

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Sometimes when you're doing the background of a complex nail art manicure, it's a pretty gosh darn cool manicure all on its lonesome. Today is a great example of that idea! I did the leaves/foliage as the background of a floral manicure and thought it was a beautiful composition with the colors and polish finishes as-is. Check 'em out!

You Won't Be-Leaf How Pretty this Freehand Foliage Nail Art Is! purple and green floral nails | Manicurity.com @emmathea

You Won't Be-Leaf How Pretty this Freehand Foliage Nail Art Is! purple and green floral nails | Manicurity.com @emmathea

The Design

You've actually seen the 'end result' of this background already on the blog! This layer of green leaves goes with my Spring to Summer Floral Neon + Pastel manicure which is inspired by this grungy floral image by nopromises-stock on DeviantArt. I didn't have a polish quite the color of the leaves in the inspo image, but I was quite happy with the green polish I did use in the end :)

You Won't Be-Leaf How Pretty this Freehand Foliage Nail Art Is! purple and green floral nails | Manicurity.com @emmathea

You Won't Be-Leaf How Pretty this Freehand Foliage Nail Art Is! purple and green floral nails | Manicurity.com @emmathea

The Polishes 

My base color is two coats of China Glaze Light As Air - a greyed out pinky-lavender creme. I love this polish; actually I love ALL of the polishes from this collection.

For my foliage I used a small round art paint brush [I get my brushes at Micahels' and usually trim them down to the sizes I want] and China Glaze Agro from the Hunger Games Collection. Doing this part was fun and easy going because it was very abstracted and gestural.

I loved the contrast between the creme base and the almost chameleon-like quality of Agro when it was in thin strokes; it changed from a darker olive green to a much lighter, grassy green in the sunlight.

You Won't Be-Leaf How Pretty this Freehand Foliage Nail Art Is! purple and green floral nails | Manicurity.com @emmathea

Happy hump day! Hope you're having an excellent week.


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6 comments:

  1. Very pretty! I just love how these two colors look together.

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    1. Thanks so much Lisa! I LOVE these colors together, too :)

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    1. Awww thank you Dionne, you are so sweet!!

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  3. Very Pretty! the free handed leaves are gorgeous.
    The China Glaze lavender I think it could be light as air, or maybe sweet hook?

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    1. You are so right Natalia, it's Light as Air! So silly of me. Thank you for commenting :)

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