This post marks the end of my first month with the Nail Challenge Collaborative and its been so much fun. I'm so happy that I was able to join this group and have loved creating the 4 different neon manis.
I got a bit stuck creatively with this last post. I didn't want to do another abstract, or more flowers, but I can honestly say that I have no idea how I ended up settling on cartoon-style flames. But there you go - that's where my brain took me, and who am I to argue??? :)
I started with a base of Nail Essentials Silver Shimmer (a lovely smooth silver with full coverage in two coats that creates a great base for the neons). I added in the lower, orange part of the flames in LA Colors Spat! with a striping brush, then added another layer of flame above that with LA Colors Absolute. I separated the colors and outlined the flames using LA Colors Black Velvet and my trusty striping brush and finished with Seche Vite.
As I said before, I don't really know where this idea came from, but I'm pleased with it. It has a pop art, cartoon-ish feel to it :) I nearly went over the silver with a neon blue to go for full brightness (!), but was overruled by my daughter...
Don't forget to take a look at all of the other neon manis by following the links below - there is a new NCC challenge for July and I will be back with that in a couple of weeks. Bye for now :)