September 11, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Floral Pattern Bone China Nails


Continuing with our theme of celebrating The Digit-al Dozen's 2nd Anniversary, today's theme is 'china'. China (i.e. dishes and fine tea cup sets) is the ~modern~ 2nd anniversary gift according to gift-giving traditions. I haven't actually done a classic white and blue china-themed manicure yet so I was really excited for these! Check 'em out!

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Floral Pattern Bone China Nail Art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

The Design

I based my nail design off of this photo and enjoyed doing some freehand work for this!! I haven't had a lot of time to sit down and do lots of small details so this was a nice little change of pace for me this week. Originally I had wanted to go a step further and do a broken pattern on top of this freehand floral pattern BUT I don't think the scale would work well since I have already used my teeny tiniest brush to accomplish the small stripes in this design. I'll save that idea for a different time :) 

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Floral Pattern Bone China Nail Art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Floral Pattern Bone China Nail Art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

The Polishes

I did three coats of OPI My Vampire is Buff (yes, I finally bought this polish and can feel like a real nail blogger again now that it's in my possession) as a base coat. Then I used Sally Hansen Thinking of Blue for my main patterns as well as a tiny bit of grey and a tiny bit of gold to do some accents. I used a bunch of my small brushes to freehand this!

The Digit-al Dozen: Freehand Floral Pattern Bone China Nail Art | Manicurity.com @emmathea

Check out the other 'china' themed designs below!


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13 comments:

  1. How pretty and it does remind me of something I've seen from China too. Like those pottery vases or something.

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  2. These are sooo amazing! They look just like hand painted china! And such great "randomness"! I am terrible at random and would have ended up with the same pattern on each nail. I love all of the patterns you created!

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  3. This is gorgeous! I absolutely love this design!

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  4. Fantastic freehand work! Looks beautiful!

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  5. this is really beautiful - i love how it looks so "artless" (that's a compliment). I know tons of time must have gone into this xx

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  6. This caught my eye the moment I saw it during DD week. I'm so enamoured with this, it's absolutely incredible! <3

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  7. Perfect! OMG!

    GiG
    http://julisapratiwi.blogspot.nl/

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  8. love it!! so pretty

    Hope you can follow me back :)
    www.milimanicure.blogspot.co.uk

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