Hello, folks, I made it! I managed to do some nail art for #fluidfridayfriends in the nick of time! That too, on my nubbins so short, you actually get a good eyeful of my fleshy fingertips. Nail blogging at its very best for you!!! 😆
The colour scheme this week was very pretty.
Unfortunately, I didn’t quite feel it translated onto my mani, probably because my nails are so short now that I couldn’t fit enough of the decals on each. The decals had quite a few areas I really loved:
I made two large decals on my round Born Pretty silicone mats. I used the following polishes: Sally Hansen Style Is Eternal, Rapid Red and Giant Peach, Cirque Colors Plush Suede, and Color Club Wham! Pow!. To get the cells, I used my DIY white and clear transforming polishes.
Since I loved how the cells came out last time, I stuck with the same method. I applied a base of the blue, then applied drops of the red and coral colours, followed by a few drops of the transforming white polish. Then, I continued applying drops of the other two colours, the orange and mauve, followed by drops of the transforming clear polish. I folded the mat over itself twice, rotating the mat a quarter turn in between. Finally, I moved the decal around a little to thin it out and also to stretch some of the cells out a little to make it look even more organic. I am finding this method yields results I quite like and is also easy to do.
The final mani looked like this:
Because my nails are so short right now, I had a lot of choice regarding placement. I can’t decide if I like the ring or the middle finger more. Here are some close-ups:
I really like how the shimmer in Plush Suede shines through in some areas. I’ve been gravitating towards using one or two shimmer polishes in fluid art; I like the whimsy it adds in.
I didn’t end up doing anything more with this mani. What do you think of this look? Have you tried fluid nail art? Let me know your thoughts, and until the next post, toodles!