Friday, October 03, 2014

#WNAC2014 - October / Fall: Leaves

Friday, October 03, 2014
Hello everyone!

Today is the start of a new nail art challenge, that two fellow artists (@missbellatracey & Simply Nailogical) and I have come up with.  It is a weekly nail art challenge, which is much more manageable for me than the daily ones.  For October, the theme is of course Fall, and you're all welcome to join us in the challenge if you'd like.  You can check out the schedule down below, if you're interested!

The first day is leaves, so I've created some artsy color changing leaves for today's nail art.

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I started with a subtle diagonal gradient using ivory and nude polish (Love & Beauty Ivory and Julep Pippa).  Then, with a "watercolor" technique similar to my video here, I created the base of the leaves in several different Fall colors (Square Hue Scorched Summer & Swahili Charm, China Glaze Westside Warrior, Julep Parker and Finger Paints Bauhaus Burgundy), and finally added the leaf details using a England Lancelot and my 18/0 Round brush from Michael's.

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The gradient sadly got kind of washed out in the photos, but it was very noticeable in person.  I finished the design with JINsoon Matte Maker top coat, which created a really nice effect to the leafy details.

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Here's the October schedule for the Weekly Nail Art Challenge:

#WNAC2014 - October: Fall

I hope you all will join in with us in the challenge, and if you do, then I can't wait to see what you come up with!  I think it's going to be a great month for nail art; there will be new posts for each one (I promise this time!) and you might even get several new videos from me as well, so I'm excited!


Thank you for reading! :)

Kristin



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