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Welcome to the NEW AtoZ challange aka A2Z – as you can see this time we have prompts for each letter of the alphabet! For this prompt I instantly thought of models and photographers – the idea of “work those angles” so I convinced myself to do a bit of freehand for an accent and then have some fun with the other nails. I am not the best at freehand but hey, practise makes perfect right?
I started with two thin coats of OPI Mod about You which is my favourite pale pink of all time – I think it is part of the core line but has just been re-released as part of this years Charity Breast Cancer duo. I had a quick google for some reference poses and painted my model silhouette in acrylic paint over a stamped lattice pattern from MoYou XL 01. I think she looks kind of humanoid… right?
For my second accent I added a mix of clear and black angular shaped rhinestones from my wheels – this is rectangles, triangles, squares and diamonds… all the angles! To keep them really 3D looking I didn’t use the topcoating them in method – if you want to do this and still have that longevity then use a small amount of nail glue on the bottom of each piece to hold in place!
Finally, for my index and pinky I used some zig zag nail guides (you could use vinyls or free hand) to apply OPI Sparke De Triomph which is a champagne coloured glitter mix; I removed the stickers while the paint was still very wet to give me clean lines. I then outlined my line with a striping brush and some black paint – MAKE SURE YOU LET YOUR PAINT DRY BEFORE YOU TOPCOAT (I was gutted with my smearing)!!! I had a lot of fun with this design trying out different things and working my angles! I must be honest this isn’t a design I would do on both hands to wear out although you could make things easier by making a decal for the model or using vodka transfer method to use a printed image, however, I am definitely liking the zig zags and think they might well pop up again in future designs. I’d love to know what you think about my interpretation and what you would have done – so please leave me a comment below!
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