Thursday, 27 February 2014

Nail-Art-A-Go-Go - Day 27 - Pointillism (Dots)

Hi guys, and welcome to the penultimate day of the NAGG challenge.  Today's prompt is Pointillism, which is where you use little dots of colour to make up an image.  Unfortunately, I didn't know that at the time, so I interpreted it in it's most simple form, and did a polka dot mani.  Considering that I haven't studied Art since I was 13, I probably should have googled that, but I'm almost glad I didn't, as I really like today's mani.........

So, the base for this mani is a gradient of Rimmel Lycra Pro - Heart on Fire, Barry M - Red Black, and Sinful Colors - Black on Black.  I adored this gradient, the Barry M is a bit sheer, but I think that contributed to getting quite a smooth blend between the colours.
For the accent nail, I used 2 coats of Sally Hansen Gem Crush - Cha-Ching over Heart on Fire, then freehanded the heart shape, and filled in around it with Black on Black.  The dots, and outline were done with Barry M - Silver Foil.
I'm not so keen on the accent nail to be honest, but I loved the rest of the mani a heck of a lot.  It just has this 50's Rockabilly vibe to it that I adore, and I am itching to recreate this without the accent nail.  I will try and hold off a little while though so I'm not just posting the same thing :)
What do you guys think of this mani?  And don't forget to have a nose around at the awesome mani's in the thumbnails below :)


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