I’m bringing you some more flower nail art to brighten your day today!
Again, I’m featuring some dried flowers from Born Pretty Store. Stay tuned for a review on these flowers coming soon to the blog!
This time I used the little lavender blooms from the far left. Some prep work is needed before starting to paint.
I gently pulled the petals from the husks and trimmed down the brown parts with a small pair of scissors before setting the blooms aside. Be very careful that the area is not drafty because the petals can blow away very easily!
For the nails, I started by painted everything with a shimmery lavender polish called The Color to Watch from OPI.
I wanted to add some stamping to my nails, so I picked some pretty prints from the L026 plate from Harunouta to do the job.
I alternated my chosen patterns on each nail, turning the stamper 45 degrees for a diagonal placement to change the look. That pretty lavender lacquer is Born Pretty Stamping Nail Polish #271.
After experimenting with placing some of the petals on my nails, I decided that there wasn’t enough contrast in my color palette to really highlight the flowers, so I went with the opposite end of the color spectrum and changed the polish on my ring finger to a light green to make an accent nail instead.
As for the petals themselves, they proved to be more transparent and difficult to use than I thought. Because these flowers were not pressed, I decided to soak the petals in some rubbing alcohol first to make them pliable enough to lay flat, and then I made a decal on a silicone mat so I could manipulate the blooms better. To do this, I applied some HK Girl Top Coat from Glisten & Glow to the mat, applied the soaked petals to form the design that I wanted to make, then applied more top coat over this to help smooth out the surface.
After allowing the decal to dry, I gently peeled it off from the mat and applied it over my accent nail. I used scissors to trim away the excess and pressed it onto my nail firmly. I added some small dots to the center of my flower decal with a small brush and craft smart acrylic paints in white and yellow, then applied another layer of top coat over everything.
The resulting mani is a breath of fresh air during these cold winter months!
Hope you liked this delicate look! Happy polishing!