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Monday, August 1, 2011

Just Peachy Thanks!

When I think of summer I always think of Lipton's instant Peach Iced Tea, it's my favorite!  I make it by the glass to suit my taste, which is strong with lots of ice. 

Since I've got peaches on my mind I thought I'd do a mani with peaches.  I'm rather pleased that it turned out so well.  I think if I did it over I'd do some larger peaches on at least one additional nail if not all of them, but this is good for now.

I used an un-named blue by Cosmetic Arts that I picked up at Ross Dress for Less.  It's pretty, but very thin and prone to streaks.  I had to use four coats to get a decent base color.  I was less than thrilled with that.

After that, it was all acrylic paint, I started with some branches, then dabbed on leaves before starting the peaches.  They were easy, because they're just hearts that are a little heavy on one side.  Once I had the base filled in I did an outline in a darker color and used the same to put in the "seam".  Then a darker green for the leaves and they were done.  I finished off with just a touch of Kleancolor Peaceful Heart for a tiny bit of sparkle, then a top coat for everything. 
So what makes you think of summer? 

5 comments:

  1. This is absolutely gorgeous. Must get some acrylic paints.

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  2. WOW! That is downright amazing!(I stink at freehanding). Gorgeous Mani! Tutorial would be awesome if you are up to it!

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  3. Cat, Thank you. I recommend them, they're so much easier to work with than nail varnish in some cases, especially detail work.
    Beauty Behaved, Thanks!

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