Sunday, April 20, 2014

Baroque Quilt Inspired Nails

Sunday, April 20, 2014
Hello everyone!  I hope you all had a lovely weekend.

I posted these nails on Instagram last week, which were inspired by the quilt you can see in the background of the photos.  I've actually had the idea to create these nails for a while now, but I've been in such a mood to wear green lately that they were just perfect.


I started with a white base, using two coats of Cult Nails Tempest.  Then, I painted a wide green stripe across my nails using Barry M Key Lime Gelly.  Using my nail art brush (La Corneille 18/0 Round), I painted three black stripes across the end of my nail.  I didn't use tape for any of the stripes / lines (I was asked that question a lot on Instagram).  For some reason I always end up messing it up with tape, and freehand just works much better for me.

Cult Nails Tempest, Barry M Key Lime Gelly, A-England Camelot, Cirque Colors Sani


Originally, I was going to paint the black pattern (a-England Camelot) on multiple nails, but after my middle nail was finished I got a bit lazy (it was really late at night when I created these).  I ended up adding a quick baroque (or damask?) accent over two coats of Cirque Colors Sani before completing the look with top coat.  Now that I'm looking back on them, I'm actually glad I didn't finish all of the nails, and I'm definitely happy with how they turned out!


I loved wearing this design, and I got a lot of comments at work about how they looked like stamps or stickers.  It's always funny to see people's faces as I tell them they are hand painted!

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  1. Absolutely stunning! They go so well together. Your work is gorgeous.

  2. It is quite a stunner. The contrast between the colors draws the eye and the design is perfect!

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    1. Thank you! I've just created another design with the same pattern! :)

  4. I love Baroque patterns - this is gorgeous!

  5. Vraiment très joli . De très beaux détails c'est parfait

  6. You are definitely one of the best nail artists in the world. Words can't even describe how perfect your patterns are, I can't believe you have the skill and patience to paint them so flawlessly. Your nails really need to be on tv or something.

    1. Thank you so much! You're always so sweet to me! I can only dream that they will end up on tv someday. :)


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