I'd wanted to do some butterfly nail art for ages, and when I wore NOPI Mer-Maid For Each Other last month, I knew it was finally time to give it a try. I've also wanted to give Did My Nails a bit of a makeover for a while and spent I can't even begin to guess how long playing around with different ideas for it. Once I decided on butterflies for the design, though, I knew exactly what I was going to post first to go with the finished layout!
These butterfly nails would be relatively easy to do with a nail art striper, but I decided to go with acrylic paint, just because I find a paintbrush easier to work with, especially at different angles. The gorgeous teal duochrome of NOPI Mer-Maid For Each Other doesn't seem
as prominent with the nail art covering it, but I'm really not
fussed. For a first try, I was pretty happy with
how these came
out, and I'm already looking forward to doing these again, maybe skittled or
with a brushstroke or blended pattern as the base.
I actually took some pictures along the way while I did these, and now that I finally have the layout up and finished, I can get to work on writing up a step-by-step tutorial...only maybe not tonight because tonight is already tomorrow morning. I'd forgotten just how many individual little things are are to tweak in these layout templates, and I think I have now officially taxed the limits of what I can achieve under the influence of caffeine.
Good morning and goodnight! ^_^