I recently saw this awesome abstract art manicure by Chalkboard Nails, and I was instantly enamored! She says you just randomly apply brushstrokes of different colors. I know it would be a little more difficult than that, but I wanted to give it a shot!
So I checked the stash for some pretty polishes, and came up with all Zoyas, except for one lone Orly. I love Zoya!
L to R Top Row: Myrta, Carly, Ivanka, Trixie
L to Right Bottom Row: Glitz, Charla, Sarah, Valerie
So just started painting splotches of each color until my nails were completely covered:
Out in the sun:
These remind me of stained glass, but in a patchwork kind of way. I learned that I have a hard time being random, because I wanted to make each nail exactly the same. And I think I was supposed to have longer, lighter strokes, so the colors would sort of blend into one another, but I just couldn't do it. So my version is more block-y and chunky. Still pretty, but not what I wanted.
I think I'll be stamping something over this pretty soon...maybe a geometric-type pattern?