I wanted to add an additional element to my acrylic paint mani. I thought that it would offer a great background for some stripes.
I wanted to keep the acrylic paint theme going though. I thought that black would be too harsh but didn't have a dark brown so I blended my own using a lighter brown with a bit of black and then added some of the dark copper to give it just a bit of the metallic effect, not a lot though.
I already had a clear top coat over so didn't stress over messing up knowing I'd be able to wipe it off if I didn't like it. My mixture came out a little muddier than I would have liked but it worked.
From there is was just a matter of painting on the stripes, I alternated them originating from one edges then the other and did some small "floater" stripes as well.
On the ring finger I added just a tiny sift of a gold holo glitter. I wish I had put it under the stripes rather than over though.
I finished it all off with a clear top coat. It gave the whole look a very African/safari feel which I just love! My middle finger turned out the best. Can't you just see the tiger slinking through the tall grass? Watch out, it may get you!