Hi, everyone! I’m back! Last week was a busy one for the hubby and me. For the first part of the week, we babysat my brother and his wife’s 3 kids at their place while they were on vacation. An 8, 6, and 3-year-old kept us good and busy! Then we went up to Niagara Falls for a 3-day mini-vacation. The falls only about a 5 1/2 hour drive from our place, so we try to get up there every few years. Anyway, I’m back with a tutorial for you all today!
I wanted to do something that was Halloween-ish, but not super overt. I also was in the mood to do some mixed-up patterns with a little bit of negative space. Here’s what I came up with:
The first steps to every manicure is pretty much the same: deal with your cuticles and then apply a base coat. After that I just applied a few green patches of polish:
I knew I wanted it make green, orange, and purple patches with two patches on each nail, so I knew I would need 3-4 patches of each color. I also knew that I wanted shapes and sizes that appeared to be sort of random, so I made each of the patches different. I then added orange polish:
I filled in the remaining spots with purple polish:
Then, using my dotting tools and little brushes, I added some patterns using the same orange, green, and purple polish:
Next, I outlined my patches in black with a thin brush dipped in acrylic paint:
Then I added “stitches” with the same brush in black acrylic paint:
And here’s my right hand:
I finished off with a top coat and then I did a little bit of clean-up with a brush dipped in acetone. I really like how these turned out! Cute and not too crazy.
I’ll leave you now with a few pictures from our little trip up to Niagara Falls:
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