Thursday, July 29, 2010
Today's Talontastic Thursday was originally inspired by, um, a tea towel.
It's a Marimekko Unikko tea towel that I bought in Selfridges earlier this year. I've always loved the print and had toyed with the idea of trying to recreate it on my nails for a long time, but it was only when I saw this post on Sophy Robson's blog the other day that I decided it would be do-able and got stuck in...
Please excuse the crappy iPhone photo (must find camera charger) and the bizzarely gnarly state of my fingers!
It's actually fairly easy to do, since the Marimekko flowers aren't too perfect or symmetrical - I just used the corner of the nail varnish brush to daub on irregularly sized and shaped petals.
I used two coats of Clarins French White as a base, Make-Up Store Elin for the red flowers, Sally Hansen Fuschia Bling Bling for the pink flowers, OPI In My Back Pocket for their orange centers, and China Glaze Liquid Leather applied with a small tapered brush for the black center spots and stems, before topping the whole lot off with Essie Super Duper Top Coat.
If you fancy giving it a whirl yourself, I'd recommend making the flowers larger and leaving less white space than I've done here to better capture the look of the Marimekko print.
What do you think?