Fabric matching!

Hi! I’m taking a break from nail art challenges this month as it was stressing me out a bit last time, but that won’t stop the nail art completely! On Sunday, we attended a family gathering, I’d picked a pretty flowery top to wear and I wondered if I could make my nails match.

This is the fabric I was trying to recreate:

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I figured that stamping was the easiest way, then painting in some of the flowers afterwards. I could have made decals, but that is time consuming and I needed all 10 nails doing! I looked through my stamping plates trying to find one with outlines of flowers. I needed outlines rather than full flowers as I would be stamping in black and then filling in with pink & white polish. I found a suitable image of MoYou Pro plate 08.

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I started out with two coats of Nails Inc The Tide Is High, which matched the colour of my top almost perfectly. I then stamped my image using MoYou London Black Knight, and left it a few mins to dry.

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Then, using the smallest paintbrush I could find (size 00, which is still a little big!) I added in pink (Barry M Gelly Dragon fruit) and white (MoYou London White Knight) details. I covered it all in a coat of INM Out The Door, managing to smudge my index finger in the process. D’oh!

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They kinda match! Bizarrely my right hand looks much neater, despite me having to paint details with my left non-dominant hand.

I think I like these. They are not as neat as I hoped but they still look OK. I think the pattern is a bit busy for my taste (the top is an unusual purchase for me, I’m not usually a bold pattern girl!) They did get admired though, so that’s alright 😉

See you soon!
Love, Jo x

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