Arden: Hey everyone! Today's prompt in the 33 day challenge was to "create artwork using your oldest untried polish." I looked through my collection, and it turns out I really don't have that many polishes that I've never tried. I tend to try new polishes out as soon as I get them! So I ended up going with a couple polishes I've barely ever used: Julep Marjorie (shimmery orange) and Julep Drew (hot pink). I had only ever used Marjorie before to make the center dots in these flower nails, and I know I'd tried out Drew before, but don't think I'd ever done any nail art using it.
I decided for this challenge I would finally do a pattern I'd been itching to try for a while: nails that look like Trivial Pursuit pieces! I got the idea from this post I found on Pinterest; the original blogger didn't reference Trivial Pursuit, but that was the first thing I thought of when I saw that design!
I started with a base coat, then painted on two coats of OPI On Her Majesty's Secret Service. I then used three pieces of striping tape per nail to create the 6-wedge design of a Trivial Pursuit playing token.
I then painted each wedge a different color. I just used the regular brush from the polish bottle, but it did require me to be super careful (especially on my pinkies) so you might prefer to use a smaller brush to paint on your wedges.
Colors used (clockwise from top right):
Sally Hansen Butterscotch
Sinful Colors Rise and Shine
Essie Butler Please
I then carefully peeled the tape off using tweezers and added a top coat of Essie Good as Gold. I was a little worried I might have some issues with streaking, but no problems this time. (Maybe I just waited long enough for the polishes to dry).
As you can tell above, I had some trouble with the polishes applying evenly. The top coat helped some with that, but I still think the orange and yellow wedges are a little messy (especially on my first two fingers; I think I must've gotten better at it as I went along).
I wasn't sure how the Trivial Pursuit design would look over the sparkly base of Her Majesty's Secret Service, but I think it turned out ok! A solid color might've looked more crisp, but I feel like the colors of all of the wedges pop more against the sparkly background.
|My attempt at doing a more artsy hand pose. Successful, or claw-like? You decide!|