Nail Art // The Digit-al Dozen REDOES Art: Vintage Cross Stitch Floral Art

by - Tuesday, March 14, 2017

So when my grandma passed a couple years ago I ended up with a bunch of various pieces of art that she had had. My favourite piece is a giant (3 foot ish) ceramic elephant statue that has yet to be transported from my parents' house to mine, but I also got some cross stitch pieces, mounted ceramic tiles, handmade mounted lace... Lots of fun stuff that both looks pretty and reminds me of my grandma.

Today my fill for The Digit-al Dozen REDOES Art is inspired by one of the cross stitch pieces, and while it's not my favourite look it was definitely fun to do!

Since this was based on a cross stitch I wanted to do something more interesting than just painting the design. I decided to use dotting to with the idea that it would look similar to the detailed stitches in the image below. Does it look like cross stitch across my nails? No, but it still looks neat!

I used a whole bunch of polishes and mixes of polishes to put this together. If you want to know a specific colour please let me know, otherwise I will just say I used polish from China Glaze, OPI, MoYou London and Square Hue to put this together. :)

And here's the image I based it on! It's pretty tiny and was part of a two part set that I have displayed in my hallway. I like how delicate the pansies are, and also how unique the colour combo is!

My favourite part is actually the leaves and vines along the outside nails. I like how the two shades blend slightly together while still retaining the shape of individual dots. :)

Let me know what you think! Thanks for visiting! xx

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  1. Wonderful vintage floral design you created! It looks really good.

  2. I love this! It also reminds me of the stippling effect which is painting with dots!

  3. I love how this turned out! I'm also a big fan of the vintage cross-stitch, I always buy them when I see them in secondhand stores.

  4. I love the use of dots like in pointillism!

  5. These are beautiful! I think you did a great job getting the cross stitch effect!

  6. How sweet to recreate that. I think it does actually look like stitches!

  7. What a cool idea! I really like the retro art vibe that it gives to recreate cross stitch


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