Happy Independence Day, America!
Everyone is probably putting stars and stripes on their nails today, so I wanted to do a different interpretation of the American flag. The first thing that occurred to me when I thought of stripes was zebra print. So why not do an animal print interpretation of the flag? Put some leopard spots instead of stars. It’s like a cross between Betsey Johnson and Betsy Ross!
My polishes from left to right: Curve-aceous by Sephora by OPI, Dandy Lyin’ Around by China Glaze, Splish Splash by China Glaze, Up All Night by China Glaze, and Silver Glitter by Kleancolor. All these polishes have shimmery finishes.
I painted 2 nails blue and 3 nails red (the third was my thumb).
Using a dotting tool, I applied Dandy Lyin’ Around to the blue section haphazardly to start the leopard print pattern. I used a striping brush and craft smart acrylic paint in white to paint the zebra stripes.
I used a smaller dotting tool to apply dark blue polish around the white dots and filled in empty spaces with a few more dots of Up All Night. I used a dotting tool to also go over the solo blue dots with Silver Glitter.
After applying top coat, the design is finished.
I admit, it’s a bit of a stretch to think that this design is symbolic of the flag, but it’s kind of cool anyway. Perhaps if I made sure that there were 13 red and white stripes in total, this would have been more convincing, but I took some artistic license.
Now go enjoy your barbecues! Happy polishing!