Friday, September 9, 2011

Tomato Festival Nails

I did these tomato nails to wear to the 15th Annual Kendall Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival! I am so excited because this is the first time in 6 years that I will be able to attend the festival, but not work at it as well. Yipee! The festival is an amazing celebration of tomato inspired dishes, wine, entertainment, and fun! I have a special sun dress picked out to wear with brown hues, so I wanted to do tomato nails, but something subtle to match my dress.

I only did the tomato pattern on the ring fingers of each hand. The design is simple and whimsical at the same time. I used a method that I see Leslie of Nail Polish Art Addiction use often, in which she paints with black first, then adds the color. That way you don't have to painstakingly outline each piece.

I got carried away while working on this nail and forgot to take pictures at each step, but you can see that one of the tomatoes does not have any red on it yet. I started with black shapes and built up from there.

Here's the base color without any tomatoes on it. I used Revlon 916 Chocolate Truffle. This is two coats topped with one coat of Seche Vite. The tomato designs were painted on using acrylic paints and a teeny tiny nail brush.

Thanks for checking this out, I will do better at getting step-by-step pictures on my next tutorial. I can't wait to pig out on tomatoes tomorrow. Have a great weekend!


  1. Thanks Sandra. It was a fun design. I like your blog too and I just signed up as your 200th follower!

  2. It does make it soooo much easier! I'm glad it helped and thanks for linking to me!

  3. Yes, it is a great technique. Thanks for checking out my blog, Leslie!