Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Artsy Wednesday - Inspired by Independence Day

Hello hello hello! Today's Artsy Wednesday theme is inspired by Independence day. I am not from America so this day isn't celebrated here in Australia, but I still thought it was a cool theme, especially since the flag is very iconic with its three colours! I decided to use a technique called the Saran Nails, which utilises scrunched up plastic wrap to pick up colours applied over a dry base colour (here is a great tutorial by Katy @ Nailed It). The colours I used were; Nails Inc - Baker Street for the blue, OPI - The Thrill of Brazil for the red, OPI - My Boyfriend Scales Walls for the white, China Glaze - Techno for the glitter on the thumb, and lastly Jordana - Crystal Glitter over every nail except the thumb for subtle hints of glitter.

It wasn't too bad for my first try at the Saran nails and I definitely want to try it again! I hope you like :-)

Don't forget to check out the other lovely ladies partaking in this week's challenge!

Michelle - Lab Muffin
Holly - Hooked!
Catrine - Unnaked Nails
Jessica - Beauty Gnome
Thanks for reading! Have a great day :-)
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  1. Lovely Saran nails, the blue is like the sky with clouds :)

  2. i've never seen this saran nail art before but i like it! love ur choice of colours too! real classics! xxx

  3. I like the saran wrap technique! Great colors. I have to try that!

  4. Alanna PrettyPurplePolishJuly 5, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    This looks great! I haven't tried this technique before, I think it was suggested for an AW theme.

  5. Michelle Lab MuffinJuly 5, 2012 at 6:40 PM

    Very creative interpretation! :)

  6. ooh I never heard of Saran nails before! They look great! very cool! :)

  7. Great technique! Turned out really well!