I made a few changes yesterday to my blog content, including the new banner up top (whee!) and I've changed my watermarking system for future pics. Please do leave me some feedback, if you have any, because I'm curious to know what y'all think. For today's theme, I did some experimenting with watercolor paints. Granted, it probably wasn't the best idea to experiment during a nail art challenge, but there you have it. The theme is Toys, and the scenario that played out in my head was that Santa got disoriented in a blizzard and crashed his sleigh, spilling his sack and all the toys and presents inside.
I began with a base of Rimmel Ethereal, a pale shimmery pink, and layered Models Own Indian Ocean over top, to give a semi-sheer but very frosty and snowy kind of background. All's good, yeah? Yeah. Then it all went horribly wrong, when I realized I have the painting skills of a 3 yr old monkey, and that's probably an insult to monkeys.
All said, it was still kind of fun to paint this grotesque scene, though I can't claim that I intended it to look quite so horrifying as it eventually turned out. Things I've learned: 1) I need to invest in some acrylic paints, because watercolors are finicky, 2) I need to invest in some better detail brushes, because my current ones aren't apparently that great at fine detail work, and 3) most importantly, I need to invest in some painting lessons, because I have issues with perspective, and also not a whole lot of natural skill. I'll stack those three things on my mountain of other things to do and we'll call this a day, shall we?
I'm very curious to see what the other ladies from CNT have come up with for this challenge, because I know there are some fantastic artists in the group and I'm almost embarrassed to be linked in with them, but with every new manicure, I learn something and I get a little better at other things. Please do make sure to take a look at their interpretations, below.
Hope you're all staying warm and safe.