Tuesday, November 3, 2015

31DC2013 Day 03: Yellow Bee Silhouettes

I've always had a fascination with bees. It's hard to say what it is, really, but I think they are so cool. Maybe it's their diligence? The way they all work so hard towards a common goal? I've always wanted to do a bee manicure but have had trouble coming up with an original and interesting way to do it.

For day three of the challenge, I thought I'd give it a shot.

For the base of my nail art, I started with three coats of Zoya Darcy. I figured that the warm, rich yellow color would contrast nicely with the black accents I had in mind!

I freehanded the bee silhouettes on my middle finger. I used a short, thin nail art brush which allowed me to get fine lines on the legs and have better control over the rest of the body. I also freehanded the honey drips and the dotted fly-lines.

The honeycombs on my ring finger are stamped with Vivid Lacquer plate VL002.

The stripes on my pinky were done using a tape manicure technique.

I loved wearing this manicure so much.
First, I love yellow polish a lot and don't wear it as much as I should!
Second, bees are awesome.
Third, I think the bee silhouettes are some of the best freehanding I've ever done -- I'm so proud of the way they came out.

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