Tuesday, 19 December 2017

Festive Landscape Nail Art 2 ways..

Hi guys, welcome back to my blog. Please tell me I'm not alone in my utter impatience for Santa to arrive? I love Christmas. It's probably the only day of the year our lot are in the same place. We spend the day drinking, eating, sharing gifts and visiting with loved ones, it's truly a magical day. Although the rush up to drives me slightly potty with my dear mum (bless her) leaves everything to the last minute. So let me show you a couple of landscape designs fit for the special occasion and importantly surprisingly easy. I have 2 to share with you, the first is so simple and definitely beginner friendly and the second is more moderate so will require some patience and a wee bit of a steady hand. So let's get into it.

Design 1 ~ Landscape stamping. 

First up we have a lil bit of a bling nail design. Since it has that extra glam it's definitely perfect for Christmas day or even that lit Christmas party you have planned.
For this look my colour choices really reflect night time and a festive glam scene.

For my base I used the ever gorgeous midnight sky by Hj manicure. It's a beautiful deep blue with an almost metallic finish. For the stamping I used 2 new plates by lina nail supplies can't wait for christmas and winter 02. I then stamped on the landscape of the trees with black first then grey, white and holo. Also I addef various snowflake images and festive stripes to the pinky. To add glam I did a gold glitter accent nail with a snowflake charm. I finished with a glossy topcoat. All in all this took around 35 minutes to complete so is great if your in a pinch.

Design 2~ Freehand Winter watercolour. 

Next we have the more difficult one. For this look I was inspired by the work of Peggy Wilson. She does the most beautiful watercolour paintings with so much detail. I haven't tried this type of freehand work but her art is so intricate but the details are easy (ISH) to follow.

For this design I started with a white base using my favourite white by Glisten&Glow. I then used a few brushes a tiny detail brush for the intricate work, a striping brush for the details on the tree and pond, finally a larger art brush for the watercolour painting. I also used a watercolour palette that I got from hobby craft for about £5. To start I added a line of muted green at the middle point of the nail for the tree lines in the distance. I mixed blues for the sky to give the appearance of a blue cloudy winter sky. I then did the same for the pond. I also added snowy hills for extra dimension. I paired it with basic stamping on a base of sky blue. Again I finished with a glossy topcoat.

So which one do you guys like most? I must admit my favourite was #2 simply because I stepped out my comfort zone and I was pleasantly surprised by the results. I really hope you enjoyed today's post. As always thanks for stopping by. Also if you aren't already follow for all new blog posts.
See you next time

Love khylie xx 

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