June 10, 2014

The Alphabet Nail Art Challenge: F is for feminine!

Let's celebrate femininity! :D I was initially going for a gingham and flowers manicure but I screwed that up and now we've got gingham and bows! I actually like this version more.

Sa sarbatorim feminitatea! :D Voiam initial sa-mi fac model gingham si flori dar am facut o varza asa ca acum avem model gingham si fundite! Imi place aceasta versiune chiar mai mult.

Aren't they sooo sweet? <3 I noticed not all gingham patterns are identical. The difference is in the shade of the vertical lines. Some patterns have darker vertical lines, while others have vertical and horizontal lines which are both same shade. And there come the squares where the lines connect, which are the darkest. Here's a couple of photos where you can spot this difference (first photo is from Eden House Fabrics, second photo from Vogue Fabrics).

Nu-i asa ca sunt suuuuper dragute? <3 Am observat ca nu toate modelele gingham sunt identice. Diferenta consta in nuanta liniilor verticale. Unele modele au linii verticale mai inchise, in timp ce altele au linii verticale si orizontale de aceeasi nuanta. Apoi vin patratelele unde se intalnesc liniile, care sunt cele mai inchise. Aici sunt doua poze in care poti observa diferenta (prima poza este de la Eden House Fabrics, cea de-a doua de la Vogue Fabrics).

I chose to do the first type of gingham as I think it looks better. It was super easy to do. I did a high french manicure using white polish (you can check out this post for how to do that), I applied matte topcoat (very important as we're working with diluted acrylic paint and it will slip otherwise), I diluted the paint until it became sheer and painted the horizontal lines. Then I mixed some more colour in and painted the vertical lines. Lastly, using almost undiluted colour, I tried to paint the little squares as neatly as possible.
For the bows, I had to mix a few acrylic powders to get the shade I wanted. I used white, hot pink and a little yellow. They were made using moulds. Check out this post if you want to know how to make 3-D acrylic pieces. As my bow moulds are quite flat, I decided to give the bows a little more volume after they cured and I applied some acrylic beads to the sides, moulding them slightly to follow the shapes. With a little clear acrylic, I put some rhinestones in the middle. I stuck the bows on with clear acrylic and I applied normal topcoat on the whole nail, sealing the bows.

Am ales sa fac primul tip de gingham pentru ca cred ca arata mai bine. A fost super usor de facut. Mi-am facut un french inalt cu oja alba (in postarea aceasta am zis cum se face), am aplicat topcoat mat (foarte important pentru ca lucram cu vopsea acrilica diluata si va aluneca altfel), am diluat vopseaua pana cand a devenit transparenta si am pictat liniile orizontale. Apoi am mai pus niste culoare si am pictat liniile verticale. La sfarsit, folosind vopseaua aproape nediluata, am incercat sa pictez patratelele cat mai frumos posibil.
Pentru fundite, a trebuit sa amestec cateva pudre de acryl ca sa obtin nuanta pe care o voiam. Am folosit alb, roz turbat si putin galben. Au fost facute cu matrite. Vezi postarea aceasta daca vrei sa afli cum se fac piesele 3-D din acryl. Cum matritele mele pentru fundite sunt cam plate, am decis sa dau funditelor putin mai mult volum dupa ce s-au uscat si le-am aplicat niste bilute de acryl in laterale, modelandu-le putin ca sa urmareasca formele. Cu putin acryl transparent, am pus niste pietricele in mijloc. Am lipit funditele cu acryl transparent si am aplicat topcoat normal pe toata unghia, sigiland funditele.

My naked nails this week:
Unghiile mele dezbracate in aceasta saptamana:

And the other ladies who did this challenge:
Si celelalte doamne care au facut aceasta provocare:

Hope you liked my nails this week :D See you!
Sper ca ti-au placut unghiile mele saptamana asta :D Pe curand!


  1. Sunt superbe! Imi place mult de tot forma actuala a unghiilor tale!

    1. Multumesc mult! O sa pastrez forma asta pentru ca e si preferata mea :)

  2. suuuuuuuper frumos arata ,tare mult imi plac :)

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