Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Painting the Stars

I haven't really been painting lately. In fact, I don't think I've painted anything since we went out West mid-May. I have doodled and collaged and cross-stitched, so it isn't like my crafty gene is completely dormant, but I just haven't found time to paint.

Except for my toenails that is! It is summer after all! Even though I have to wear closed-toed shoes everyday to work, I love painting my toes in fun colours or designs. After seeing a "galaxy" design in a magazine, I thought I would try my hand at it - with my own easier/lazier spin:
Base: Stunning Cobalt (Avon nailwear pro+)
"Stars": Nicole's Nickel (Nicole by O.P.I.) and Yellow Glow (Avon nail art enamel)

Instead of making complicated nebula with a sponge and toothpicks, I simply painted a dark shimmery blue sky and added some yellow and silver stars (ok, fine, they look more like polka-dots than stars, but use some imagination...) using my Avon dotting tool. This tool has two ends, one slightly larger than the other, that you just dip in polish and dot away. Love!

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