Every week I will bring you nail art! Thursdays used to be Fail Art Thursday, but hopefully I'll have less "fail" here! I'm going to do this series (for as long as I can), with nail art inspired by books! The covers of books specifically. I hope to be able to do this EVERY week - and I'm going to try my hardest to make this a weekly feature - there are SO many books I can utilize :)
In all honesty, I've not read the book I chose for today's post yet - Everneath by Brodi Ashton. I picked it up at Half Price Books a while back. The cover is seriously beautiful; I won't lie. The cover is what caught my eye initially. I decided to use this cover, and I had an idea.... but one component of it I hate!
I used 3 Julie G nail colors for this mani - Black Sheep (press sample), Sound the Alarm (purchased by me) and White Orchid (press sample). I also used a pin and a stamping plate. I'm not sure where I got the stamping plate. It may have been Born Pretty Store.
I started by painting White Orchid on my pointer and pinky. I used Sound the Alarm for my middle and ring nails. I just love the below photo. I don't know why haha
I dabbed some globs of Black Sheep on my pointer and pinky, and I used the pin to swirl the black polish around to make it look cloudy, like the wispy smoke at the bottom of the book. Here's where I went wrong..... I should have just stopped there! But I got a wild hair, and thought I could replicate the pleats in the dress. Boy was I wrong! haha
*sigh* I think it looks better without my terrible attempt at the pleats. Or maybe if they weren't so dark? I just REALLY like how my cloudy wisps came out. I need to use this technique more often!
So what do you guys think? I am really looking forward to what I can accomplish by continuing this feature! Is there a book you'd like to see me attempt nail art inspired by? I'll gladly take suggestions! I can even get the book checked out from the library if need be ;)
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