Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Paper Crane Nail Art


I've always loved paper cranes.  Folding them out of squares of pretty paper is childhood memory, and I love how whimsical they look.  Naturally, I had to attempt a paper crane mani.  How could I not?  Don't worry, I didn't try to draw a 1,000 of them. ;)

First I started out with gradient using Julep Sasha and Milani Beach Front.  I also brushed on Skinfood Pedicure Sparkle in 01 Sparkle Gold between Sasha and Beach Front.  I think this provided a nice transition, since I painted the gradient on rather than using a sponge.  I finished off the gradient by dabbing on some Milani Jewel Fx Gold.

On my thumb, I outlined a simplified image of a paper crane in white.  Then I went over the outlines in black and colored the crane white.



What do you think?  Let me know in the comments! :)


Liz

9 comments:

  1. So simple looking, yet gorgeous! The colors work so well together!

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  2. Ooo, I love the color combo!

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  3. Adorable! I think the gradient color combo with the sinful food sparkle is gorgeous too!

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  4. I love this!! Beautiful colors, and that crane is perfect!

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  5. The color gradient with the glitter is absolutely amazing! Interesting choice to put at this manicure the paper crane, looks cute.

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  6. Just beautiful! The gradient, the glitter, and the crane! Awesome job!

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  7. That's a very pretty combo! Love the gold glitter!

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  8. Missy/Gnarly GnailsJuly 27, 2012 at 10:10 AM

    I love this!!

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  9. Gorgeous gradient with glitter, thanks!

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