Mittwoch, 5. Juni 2013

Deadly Sins Challenge - Day 13: Pride (Turquoise Stone - Water Spotted Nails)

The last week of the Deadly Sins Challenge arrived and the last sin is Pride. The theme of Day 13 says: Recreate your own work to make it even better.

Illustrations by: dahlig
So while browsing through my blog and looking for a design that I wanted to recreate for this day, I stumbled upon a few designs that I wasn't too happy with. At first I was pretty sure it was going to be one from the early days of this blog, but then I saw the Turquoise Stone Nails that I did at the end of January this year. It was after cutepolish made her awesome Water Spotted tutorial and I then decided to use her tutorial to create my design. 

But even if I liked the result, I wasn't completely happy with them. I think they looked too constant or smooth and not very realistic. So I tried again, this time with a different base: I used China Glaze - For Audrey, China Glaze - Re-Fresh Mint and Essie - In The Cab-Ana to create Watercolor Nails. Then I did the Water Spotted technique with Essie - Licorice and filled in some of the spots with Catrice - Shanghai. I think I made my design better, but there's still a lot of room for improvement! I think next time I might try a freehand version of these, because I still think the black pattern is almost a bit too strong. We'll see! 






Kommentare:

  1. I love this one and the original design :)

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  2. Wow, these really look like turquoise stones! Very well done!

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  3. This is so cool, it looks just like turquoise :)

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  4. It is gougers!
    It really makes me think about a turquoise stone.

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  5. :-O Incredible. It really looks like a turquoise gem.

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  6. To lessen the black/make it less regular, I'd suggest trying this:

    After you're done with the watercolored blue and green base, seal it with at least one coat of a clear top coat.

    Then do the waterspotting in black, then take a small brush and use remover to soften the lines/erase the parts you don't want.

    Finish with touches of gold and seal with topcoat.

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  7. To lessen the black/make it less regular, I'd suggest trying this:

    After you're done with the watercolored blue and green base, seal it with at least one coat of a clear top coat.

    Then do the waterspotting in black, then take a small brush and use remover to soften the lines/erase the parts you don't want.

    Finish with touches of gold and seal with topcoat.

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