I painted these flowers on a black background. I like how dramatic it looks, even if it is not very Christmas-y.
I started with a darker green acrylic paint for the leaves. I placed these somewhat randomly across the nail so the flowers would be arranged in different spots.
Then came the first red, a blend of black and red acrylic paint.
I added a lighter red to the red petals to give it more dimension.
Finally I added yellow to the base of each petal and gold dots to the interior of each flower. Perhaps I should have used white instead of yellow for the interior accent. Ah well... I used Wet n Wild Black Creme polish for the base on this mani, and acrylic paints for the artwork.
This is what my palette looks like for this manicure. I used black, white, red, yellow, gold, and green acrylic paints for the art work in this manicure. You can see blotches of other colors on the palette, which are from other manicures I have done. I usually reuse these plastic lid palettes about five times before I throw them out. I've started a small FAQ post which you can view by clicking here, if you are curious about what kind of paints I use and the brush that I use. Also, Robin Moses has some really great FAQ videos, which have taught me so much. Click here to view her FAQ videos.
This manicure is part of the 12 Days of Christmas Manis challenge, which I am already behind on, LOL. Please check out these other blogs for more great xmas manicures:
Amber - http://amberdunson.blogspot.com/
Chilli - http://polishandpoise.blogspot.com/
Jamie - http://www.nailsadored.com
Pauline - http://omgnoodles.blogspot.com/