Friday, November 20, 2015

Plum and Honey, with a Pattern Pictorial

Plum honeycomb nail art by @chalkboardnails
Japanese nail art is so inspiring to me. Lately, I've been seeing a lot of honeycomb shapes with extremely fine lines, and I wanted to give them a shot for myself. Though I know most Japanese nail artists work with gel, I thought I'd give the pattern a go with regular polish. It was definitely a challenge, but I was pretty happy with the way they turned out.

The trickiest part was figuring out how I wanted to approach the honeycomb pattern. Here's the order that I ended up using for the linework.

Plum honeycomb nail art by @chalkboardnails

I used two polishes:
LVX Mineral
LVX Vamp

The pattern was painted freehand with an Edinburgh Realism 3/4 brush from Stylish Nail Art Shop. It took a while at first, but then I got into the geometric groove and it went a bit more quickly. This is one of those patterns that would also work really well as an accent nail, if you don't want to commit to a full hand of linework.

Plum honeycomb nail art by @chalkboardnails

Plum honeycomb nail art by @chalkboardnails

I know the lines can look a little hairy in macro mode, but they really came together in person. Thems the breaks!

P.S. If anyone is in the Los Angeles area, I will be at the Rite Aid on Sunset from 12-5pm tomorrow (Saturday the 21st) doing nail art with Work/Play/Polish and Julie G! Come by and say hello! Full details here.

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