Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Before & After: Butterfly Trellis

Hello!

I was recently inspired by a fimo cane manicure done by my friend Inky over at Inky Whiskers Musings... I'm not a huge fan of fimo manicures, but I've had these butterfly fimo slices that I've been wanting to use, and when I saw her manicure, this look just popped into my head. :)

I started with a base of Barielle Dusty Lavender, because I've been busy trying to get a few of their collections swatched for you recently:

 
Barielle Dusty Lavender


Then I stamped using Barry M Silver Foil and the BuNa-A plate, using my partial distressed technique. Then I did a quick saran-wrap of Zoya Chita up the ring finger and a little on the middle finger, to look a bit like ivy climbing up a trellis. Then, I stuck on my fimo butterflies:







 

I love this as a soft, pretty look for spring. If you're worried about catching the fimo slices on something, make sure you attach them along the wings and not just the body of the butterfly (which is how I did it here), and you can also cover them with topcoat to be extra super duper sure. :)

By the way...I'm doing a writing prompt boot camp with a friend of mine and am posting some of my silliness on my other blog; if you want to take a look, you can find it by clicking here. :)

Hugs and loves,
M.

18 comments:

  1. I love how you used the butterflies here! It looks great.

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  2. Yay, you posted them! Been looking for them :)
    So pretty!
    I like how you did it with the vines and the soft pastel background color, very delicate and soft.

    I kinda like yours better than how mine turned out. I wanna get better at building background for nail art, like this.

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    1. You are so sweet to say that! It's something I want to continue improving on as well, we can work on it together. :)

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    2. I'd take any tip you got on the subject.

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    3. Let's chat about it. Have a brainstorming session, lol. It's not my strongest area, I don't think, but I try to use the same principles I use in my scrapbooking/card making, to integrate a little bit of background pattern or texture behind an image. But I often like simpler looks...

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  3. Bravo...me likey! I so prefer to be a good example than a horrible warning. LOL

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  4. Wow! I love how you create these backgrounds/scenes for your art and not just pop on some fimo pieces/do boring old simple stamp images.. amazing, really!

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    1. Thank you so much. :) I do more simple stuff that doesn't make the blog sometimes, but who wants to look at that, lol!! :)

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  5. love this it's so creative! really like you're creative use of the stamping to create a trellis :) thanks for the tips on getting the butterfly to stay as well... i haven't really put anything 3D on my nails for fear of losing it

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    1. Thank you so much for saying that! I know what you mean about 3D stuff...I find that a coat of topcoat over it once you stick it down, and most things will last at least 3 or 4 days. :)

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  6. Hi, I've nominated you for a Shine On award, if you would like to accept here is the post. http://breakrulesnotnails.wordpress.com/2014/03/16/thank-you-and-spam-me/

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    1. You. Are. Awesome. Thanks so much for thinking of me! I will definitely do this, sometime this week. :)

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