Monday, 13 March 2017
Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen REDOES Art: Chrome Metalwork Tree Nails
Tags: Acrylic Paint, Digit-al Dozen, Dry Brush Technique, Freehand, Linkups, Nail Art, OPI, Sally Hansen
This month for the Digit-al Dozen our theme is 'Art'! This is a theme the group already did in the past (before my time) hence the 'REDOES' portion.
I gotta admit I had no idea what to do with these theme, and I also thought we were posting next week not this week... Oops!
Thankfully an idea came to me pretty quickly, and for this week I've decided that I'm going to be focusing on nail art inspired by art around my house. :) Original, right?!
Today I'm focusing on an organic and earthy metalwork tree sculpture that I picked up at a Farmer's Market in my home town last year. Check below for some looks at the art I did and also a look at the original artwork that inspired it!
I had no idea how this mani was going to turn out but I'm super pleased with the final result! If you want a spoiler you can scroll down to the next pic to see what the original art I was inspired by looked like. :) Basically I wanted to do a wood-like texture for my base, and then I used a silver chrome for my 'metal' tree branches.
My base was basically layering different shades and lines over each other. I used a ton of polishes for this including: OPI Cement the Deal, OPI Skull & Glossbones, OPI A-Taupe the Space Needle, Sally Hansen Big Smoky Top Coat, and some black acrylic paint. My chrome of choice was of course OPI Push and Shove which I painted on with a tiny brush in the shape of tree branches.
And here is the art! I have it stuck to my wall with command strips because I wasn't a huge fan of the hook that was originally attached to the top, and I really like the colours in the recycled wood the artist used for the base.
Not bad for a last minute idea, right? ;)
Since I'm off today I also got my butt in gear and did my look for tomorrow, and once I finish writing up this post I'm going to wander around my house and look for the last three inspiration looks. It's fun because I have all sorts of art in my place, both traditional and non traditional. So there's lots to pull from!
So what do you think of my tree? Both the one on my nails and the one on my walls? :) Is it something you would like to have in your space too, or is your taste way different from mine?
Thanks for visiting! xx