Monday, February 27, 2012

A Year's Challenge - Week 9: Vintage mani

Another post today! YAY! Since I have some time off today, I'll try to use wisely and catch up with some stuff. AND of course, devote part of the time to my blog and my wonderful readers! :-)

The vintage design I chose for this mani is based on a traditional pattern used on pottery here in the Netherlands, called Boerenbont. The pattern originated as a local craft made by farmers’ wives in the 19th century, hence the name boerenbont ("boer" means farmer and "bont" refers to multicolor). 

So here's my attempt at making a "boerenbont" pattern on my nails. I used the needle/dragging marble technique, which seemed pretty simple on tutorials I found on Youtube. But the truth is, I had to work really fast to get the dragging working on each blob of polish before the white base was dry. I guess it's only a matter of practice. 

Polishes used:
Misa Heaven White (base color)
H&M Red Nail (red)
Essence Nail Art Twins Chuck (blue)
Kiko Verde Prato #296 (green)
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...