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?

6 comments

  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. :)

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

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