15 November 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does Black & White: Black and White Abstract With Studs...Take Two!

Hi everyone! I have a draft of one of my dissertation chapters due tomorrow, and I knew that I wouldn't have time to do any nail art the night before, so I was able to complete this design a few weeks ago. Lucky for me, I finished my revisions and tomorrow I'm free and clear to do my last design for this challenge. I can't believe my first challenge week for the Digit-al Dozen is almost over, and yet, I still have a chance to come up with one more (hopefully) awesome design! What do you want to see me do for day 5?

Black and white abstract with studs

Today's design is actually inspired by previous nail art designs that I did. I kinda like that, it's like I'm ripping myself off! Haha! ;)




About this design: When I initially found out that my first challenge for the Digit-al Dozen would be black and white, I looked back at previous black and white designs that I had done and felt proud of. My very obsessive compulsive tribal-like design that I did for the 31 Day Challenge was one, the other was a black and white abstract design with studs that I did earlier this year. Essentially I just combined elements of the two together.

Black and white abstract with studs

To get this look: I started with a white base (I used OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls), then I topped it off with a coat of quick dry top coat. When that dried I used nail polish thinner along with the black and white polish to do a watercolour-like effect. I added the studs where I wanted them and just did the abstract designs around them, using black polish (Orly Liquid Vinyl) and a fine liner brush. The studs are from the Born Pretty Store (use my code MSL91 for 10% off).

Black and white abstract with studs

Black and white abstract with studs

Overall, I really like this one, but I also feel like I want to "tinker" with the design a bit and do another variation. I don't know why, that's just how I feel. But I really like doing abstract freehand doodles, as you might be able to tell, so I wouldn't be surprised if you saw similar designs in the future.

Black and white abstract with studs

What do you think of this? Do you prefer the two designs that inspired this, or do you prefer this one?

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10 comments:

  1. love the freehand and black/white :)

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  2. I love these! This is going to sound crazy, but they kind of remind me of ancient counting systems. (That's a good thing.)

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  3. Fabulous mani! I love the distressed look.

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  4. This is so so lovely. I LOVE your style!

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  5. One of my favorites! And I'm glad you got your dissertation revisions done! Don't deprive the world of your nail art D:

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