Barbed Wire and Roses
I had a colour combination for a dark mani that I wanted to do but I wasn't sure about what form it would take. After a bit of internet browsing I hit upon the idea of barbed wire and roses, but, everyone else used stamps to create the look and I didn't have anything suitable. No problem I thought I'll just paint the design. This was the result:
Details, more pics and a bit of a variation on the idea after the break.
I started with a base of China Glaze Liquid Leather. Next I painted the barbed wire with a striper brush and Folk Art gold acrylic paint. I mixed up various red and green acrylic paints and added the roses over the top. Everything is finished with Nina Super Dry Topcoat.
Now I'll let you into a little secret...sometimes I only paint one hand for the blog pictures. This time I liked the idea so much (and it wasn't too difficult to paint) that I did my other hand too. I changed the colours a bit for my left hand.
I've played about with the colour balance a little to get the colour of the nails as true to real life as possible. What do you think of the different colour combinations?