Monday, April 24, 2017

nail art: fishpond with Hehe 081

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Back to nails, after a short break for Easter!

I was looking through all the plates from Hehe's 'The Plaids & Florals collection' and number 081 with the water surfaces caught my eye.
I think the whole collection is pretty awesome and full of fantastic background stamps. Most of the plates also have a huge flower in the middle, but they're honestly too large for my style and taste. So I'll ignore them :P

I had the idea to jelly sandwich one of the water patterns and see if that would look good. And I'm glad it does! Haha!


I used Dance Legend Botticelli from the Top Aquarelle line and Moyou London White Knight as stamping polish. Thankfully my nails aren't that stained right now, so I could use the blue jelly on it's own. I believe I did 2 coats, then stamped for the first time, then another 2 coats of the jelly and stamping again, where I tried to layer a different part of the stamping image on top and to leave some parts transparent. I finished with one more coat of the blue, since I didn't want the white to show.

The rest is handpainted with black and white acrylic paint and inspired by this pattern.
 I thought about making the fishies a pale orange, but the black & white love won. What can I say? :P



Don't forget, you'll get 10% off when purchasing some plates from Hehe with the code cottonconey.
 

4 comments:

  1. Your jelly sandwich is beautiful! And your painting is a wonderful match for your inspiration! I agree with you about the black and white, with what is going on in the background you don't need the orange. Just love it!!

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  2. I'm in love with this design! Stunning! <3

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  3. This is one of the most beautiful things I've ever seen. *_* I'm so gonna try this jelly sandwuch stamping, thanks for the inspiration! <3

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