Fenton Egg inspired nail art

Sunday, November 4, 2012

I have several Fenton Eggs and I love the designs on each and every one of them. I have been staring at this particular egg and trying to get my nerve up to use it as inspiration for nail art.

Tonight I finally decided to try it. Not quite what I was going for but I kind of like it.

I used a base color of Misa Persian Carpet. This is a gorgeous shimmery polish. But it does require several coats to reach an opaque state.

Then I used acrylic paints and tried to used the one stroke paint method to paint the flowers. This is a technique that I am trying hard to master. The tutorial videos I have watched make it look extremely easy. Let me just say - it isn't as easy as it looks.

I used some green acrylic paint to add leaves. I finished the flowers off with a gold striping polish.

Then came the hummingbird. . . Green acrylic paint and a small brush. I used the gold striper for the bird's wings, beak and tail. Then I added some shadows with a gray acrylic paint and more detail with a black striping polish. I finished it off with a coat of Seche Vite Fast Dry top coat.

Hummingbird nail art
Hummingbird nail art

Hummingbird nail art
Hummingbird nail art
What are your secrets for the one stroke painting method?


  1. Just wanted to say HI and that I just started following your blog. I came to take a look because of the Thanksgiving Gratitude giveaway, but I -never- follow a blog just to enter a gimme. I didn't have to scroll back through your archives very far to decide, though, that this is definitely a blog I need to follow. This nail art is AMAZing. It's really really pretty. I'm all about finding new nail art inspiration, so I went and clicked on that follow button. :)

  2. Thank you so much. I enjoyed creating this nail art.


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