Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Atomic Wedgwood


I've always been a fan of all things retro in the art world, and the plates that today's nail art was inspired by are no exception! I love the atomic era art style, so when my friend Chris showed me his plates and suggested they'd make great nail art, I completely agreed. So, I palmed a plate, and headed to my nail art desk, and got to work!

The inspiration:


The Nails:


I used Sally Hansen Professional Lavender Cloud as a base, with a mixture of Essie Mink Muffs and American Apparel California Trooper for the beige, Orly Gumdrop for the turquoise, Sally Hansen Insta-Dry Spring Green for the green, and MAC Showy for the dark brown line work. Topped everything off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

17 comments:

  1. Seriously, you are amazing. I hope you get a book out of this blog, people would love to see your daily nail art in printed form.
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  2. I love it! I'm very impressed; your designs are so intricate and pretty.

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  3. do we get to see the plate?

    Love Ruth

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  4. I was gonna say the same thing as Ruth: I wanna see the plates, too!

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  5. dude im so copying this lol thanks for the inspiration- until seeing your blog I was a biter, i now have nails to the edge of my fingers for the first time in my life and feel beautiful! thanks!

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  6. i have those exact plates! when i saw this design, before reading the description, i was like hey those remind me of my plates! the only difference is my plates are more blue green.....

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  7. i love this design especially the thumb nail one great work

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  8. Totally one of my faves! I love atomic patterns!

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  9. Those nails are FABULOUS! L<3VE THEM!
    My friend's family had those plates when I was a kid! I used to love eating dinner there- they were so cool!

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  10. thank you everyone!!! :)

    I'm going to have to get a picture of the plate and get it posted!! lol

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  11. I'm so impressed, those are gorgeous!

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  12. Your "Atomic" nails are among my favorites!!! Love them.

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  13. These are beautifully rendered. I really enjoy your website, I visit it first among all the blogs I visit every day.

    This pattern is awesome! So retro, but modern.

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  14. Woah, thats pretty cool, almost have this fabric look to it

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  15. Wow - keep moisturizing - this is one heck of a project. I am going through your posts and this design is awesome. What a great idea. You gotta make this into a book!

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  16. Hello, I'd like to ask what do u use to draw so good in ur nails: some special brush or tool? Coz ur traces r so precise! :D

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