Friday, December 9, 2011

Poinsettias Inspired by Robin Moses

I tried to do this design modeled after a video tutorial by Robin Moses, but I think that I kind of failed at it. Ah well. Every design can't be a winner. :) These are SUPPOSED to be poinsettias, but in fact they look more Rastafarian  Perhaps this nail art can be used to reflect your "420 Lifestyle." Ha ha ha! We have a commercial for a smoke shop on my station that refers to your "420 Lifestyle" - so funny!

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:

19 comments:

  1. These are great, Michelle!
    You think YOU'RE behind?? I haven't even started it yet! lol I guess I better get moving or I won't have enough time lol

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  2. No worries Jamie! This is a super lax challenge, remember. :)

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  3. This is so pretty! I LOVE Robin Moses' tutorials, she rocks!

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  4. omg michelle, how can you think this is a fail? total win. thank you so so much and i personally think they are fantabulous! i love the wallpaper look of larger nails on short dark nails, it has always been a weakeness to me! you are awesome and to amber, thank you so much! i lovee michelle and hope to meet one day :D *huge hugs all round* p.s. i looked and thought it was my palette..it was funny :) i was like...whoa?!?!? little things like just are so crazy with the internets :D

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  5. Thanks Amber! It is pretty, even if it didn't turn out quite like I hoped.

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  6. Thanks so much Robin! I know we will meet one of these days, too! The palatte looks similar because I have learned all of this from YOU! Love ya.

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  7. Oh, I love this! I don't think it's a fail at all. I may try it inspired by what you've done. :)

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  8. I'm going to follow yor blog from now on! You are so talented!

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  9. Michelle- tagged you in Nail Polish tag, if you feel like playing along! :) No pressure!
    http://www.nailsadored.com/2011/12/10/nail-polish-tag/

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  10. And I'm definitely happy that this is a relaxed challenge lol! I already fail before I begin! haha

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  11. Those are awesome!!! Thanks for showing the steps and your palette. I really like the black background too.

    Btw...I picked you for the Top 10 Award!
    http://chromacraze.blogspot.com/2011/12/top-10-award.html

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  12. Wow, these are great !! Love them :) I gave you an award! Check out my blog for more info :)

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  13. Thank you Jacky! I think it is pretty, but just not what I had hoped for, that's why it is somewhat a fail for me. :)

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  14. Thank you MiniStyle! That is so cool to hear!

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  15. Thanks Jamie! Yeah, I will be taking longer than I thought with this challenge, too! :)

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  16. Thank you ChromaCraze! I think the black background is super dramatic.

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  17. Thanks Theodora! I had fun making them.

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