Hi everyone. Hope your week has been good so far. I'm finally posting something I freehanded! I have become acutely aware over the last 2 weeks that, mostly due to time constraints, I have been doing all stamping manis. So, when I had some time over the weekend, I pushed myself to do something freehand. I'm so glad that I did, as I really loved these nails once I had finished them.
I started with 2 coats of La Femme - Lilac Cream, and 2 coats of La Femme - Ice Blue Cream on the ring fingers and thumb. Then I added a coat of La Femme - Fairy Dust on all of the nails. Once that was almost dry, I added the black outlines with black acrylic paint. I drew the hearts first, then added the leopard spots around them. Then I went in with the opposing colours and a dotting tool to fill them in. After a little bit of drying time I added a coat of Seche Vite, and cleaned up my cuticles.
I don't really do enough freehand nail art at the moment, even though up until a few months ago, it was the only nail art I did! From next Monday though, I will be taking part in a 33 day nail art challenge, and a few of the mani's I have planned for that are freehand, so you should start to see more of it on this blog. There are a few techniques I will be trying for the first time too. Scary! I'm looking forward to it a lot though, even if they turn out to be terrible : D
Close up of the the thumb so you can see the lovely sparkle of Fairy Dust - isn't it just perfect for this design?
Anyway, I would love to hear what you guys think of my first proper freehand post - should I just stick to stamping, or keep honing my freehand skills?