My fiancé is also a musician, and he recently sent me a link to a Ibanez JEM series guitar designed by Steve Vai. Even though I don’t play the guitar, I really want it!
I imagined posing with my nails on the neck of the guitar and decided that some nail art was in order.
Tools of the trade: craft smart Acrylic Paint in White, Too Too Turq by Sephora by OPI, and Evolve by Divergent.
I started with a turquoise base. I wish I had the sea foam green color of the JEM, but it’s hard to believe that I don’t own a polish that is exactly that shade.
Too Too Turq by Sephora by OPI, a part of the collection from their collaboration with Betsey Johnson.
I drew in some lines with the acrylic paint and a nail art pen (look for a review
coming soon here), but a striping brush works just as well.
The beginning of the vines.
I added little flourishes off the vines to represent leaves. Artistic license is your friend here.
This much of the design looks a little like bamboo.
To fill in the empty spaces, I added dots of varying sizes with a dotting tool.
Feel free to doodle as you please and let your creativity flow.
For a little extra shimmer, I added the Evolve top coat by Divergent. Yes, the nail polish is affiliated with the movie of the same title.
Turquoise and white arabesque fantasy.
While I most likely will never own the guitar, I can at least enjoy the color scheme and a design that is loosely based on it. What are you inspired by? Let me know!