Hi everyone! Today's challenge was another one that I had been dreading. Have I mentioned before that I hate stripes!? Well, I don't hate all stripe designs, just mine, lol! Whether we realize it or not, when it comes to nail art, everyone has their own aesthetic. Some things just feel right while others don't.
I think part of my problem when it comes to doing stripes is that I haven't really figured out what feels right for me. Do I prefer very precisely painted stripes, maybe even using tape to make them perfect? Or do I prefer something looser, more casually painted, where the imperfections and variations are part of the design?
The idea behind this design was to combine some abstract elements with stripes, using some new colours that I've been wanting to try out. I had done a little sketch in my sketchbook of some triangle flags on a string, then for some reason the idea of circles with stripes painted in them popped into my head. So there's my thought process for you! ;)
The base is OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, and the black outlines are Orly Liquid Vinyl. For the colours I used American Apparel Pink Ladies (coral), The Valley (pale blue), and L'Esprit (lavender). I really love how those three colours go together. The copper-gold foil is China Glaze Goldie But Goodie.
In the end, I'm happy with how this turned out. The stripes are busy, but my eye can rest on the white areas.
What do you think of this? How do you come up with your ideas for nail art?