Thursday, June 16, 2011

Blogger in a China Shop


I know I've said this a million times, and Ill say it again, ideas come from the most unexpected places...the idea for this post came from a manicure I did a while back that also used the two polishes that I used for this manicure. I noticed that when painting the blue over the white, there was a certain amount of transparency near the middle and end of the strokes, and I knew if I diluted it a bit more with clear polish, I could layer it to create a china pattern! I've always loved the look of old china, and though I'd never own it (I'm far too clumsy), I'll admire it from afar...and on my nails! :) I hope that you enjoy my interpretation of antique china patterns!



I used American Apparel Cotton as a base, with ULTA Moody Blues for the china pattern. To make it a tad sheerer in places for layering, I mixed it with Seche Vite top coat. I then topped it all off with 2 coats of Seche Vite top coat.

And because I think I like the thumb better on my right hand....



33 comments:

  1. that looks so neat! the blue is the perfect shade to looks like actual china :D

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  2. This looks so lovely!! Amazing technique. (:

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  3. So pretty(: It really does look like china

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  4. I'm speechless, but know that I'm in awe. You are my hero.

    Blogger won't let me sign in. -Hannagrrl

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  5. Oh WOW, it's like your nails are porcelain! Absolutely stunning... you inspire me, girl!

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  6. I love this idea. Such a simple concept that really looks amazing. Great job!

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  7. these are AMAZING! It's like you have the plates and bowls in your hand!! love it :]

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  8. I love this! Looks like chinaware! :)

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  9. Translates for now that page and read that you're inspired by Chinese ceramics surprised me by remembering a few cups of tea from my mother that are very similar. But I remembered seeing them what was the old ceramic tiles Portuguese churches can get to these drawings many blue on a white background and are very beautiful. I've loved

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  10. Girl, these remind me of Delft! So pretty!

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  11. Oh My Goodness! I'm in love with this nail design. I've been obsessing over toile and delft patterns lately. And this is right up my alley! Stunning =)

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  12. Oh, yes...I remember the Delft in grandma's china cabinet. I don't think I have EVER touched Delft. lol However, this mani is way cuter than a plate. You did awesome on it. :)

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  13. Outstanding! Your ability to produce miniatured artwork using a medium designed to dry rock hard in minutes continues to impress me.

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  14. wow these are so pretty. defiantly looks like china.. the blue is the perfect shade.

    and on another note you have completely inspired me to get into nail art. I haven't tried much yet. just some paw prints (im a vet nurse so it was cute) I even brought some Seche Vite.. im not as happy with it as i had hoped. maybe im putting it on to thick.

    but again.. amazing art i could never be as awesome as you :)

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  15. This is such a beautiful design :)

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  16. Very lovely designs and colors.

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  17. Really pretty, thanks for showing!

    It reminds me of Royal Copenhagen "musselpainted" china, that has been painted since 1855:

    http://www.lauritz.com/reklamer/images/INDEX/M/musselmalet.jpg

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  18. That's amazing! I wish I could do that. Great blog. New follower. Hope you follow back.

    -Dinah
    dgsbeauty.com

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  19. Amazazing! Out of this world ideas that are so wearable. It would be an honor for me to have you follow my new nail blog. Please comment weather good or not so.

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  20. Stunning! I love them. I've been trying to copy some of your nail designs, they are amazing! I would really like for you a Hello Kitty nail design. I've searched the entire blog and realized that its practically the only theme you haven't incorporated into your nails. Please! :D

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  21. OMG! You have a major contest winner here! You instantly transported me to my best friend's house with the pictures here. Her entire house is full of Danish cobalt blue & white dishes - the really old, antique good kind. This is one of my fav nail arts yet I think!

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  22. hey i just visited some websites for research new technologies and all you post good information about this technology. i think i really helpful for me but i research on technology like Securit System and CCTV Camera for creating something new.

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  23. Oh, I just LOVE this mani! So so cute! Maybe you can check out my nailblog? I am a newbeginner, but I get better all the time! x)

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  24. I LOVE YOUR WORK read my blog Everything Under The Sun. I talked about your AMAZING work LUVS you

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  25. I am very happy after seen this blog, the pictures of hands with painted nails are too good to see. Thanks for this post.

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