Sunday, July 15, 2012

Challenge Day 26: Inspired by Icat...er...ikat

Hello friends! Today I have some super fun inspired nails to show you. As usual, I was wandering around pinterest when I saw this post and I just had to recreate it. It is in french but when you translate it, it says that she copied these. But first! what is Ikat? I had never heard of it before. You can read this wiki or the tldr is that its a dye process that is similar to tie dye but uses a resist agent instead of string or rubber bands to create patterns. 

Here are some examples in furniture and fashion: (taken from this google search and put into a picmonkey.com collage)




Now! Onto my mani!


Agh, I forgot I had taken off my ring because my hands were swollen (damn heat) ignore that! I need to work on my hand modelling....


For my base I used Zoya Wednesday which did not photograph the correct color. I much prefer this color! lol. But there it is.


For the spotted areas I used Sally Hansen Ink Splatter a black cracking, China Glaze Lightning Bolt, a white crackle, and Sinful Colors Fusion Neon. Plus I think I used black acrylic for the middle dot.


I also tried it over OPI If You Moust You Moust, with Wednesday in place of the neon and I used black and white acrylic paint instead of the crackle. I liked the way that looked better, but I did not take pictures.


What do you think? Do you like trying to recreate looks that other people do? Or even other companies, for example recreating nail wraps? They can be kind of expensive.

Happy Sunday!

2 comments:

  1. Very cool, and awesome idea! I have no patience for nail art, so I won't be recreating anything any time soon... well, maybe leopard prints. Possibly an accent finger flower.

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    1. I dont mind stamping too much, but actual nail art takes too much time for me lol. I sat down once trying to recreate someone else's idea for like 2 hours. On one hand! Never again...well maybe. Idk. It comes and goes. lol.

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