I am feeling very floral at the moment. I think the success of actually being able to do some roses went to my head, or maybe it's that summer's on the way. THEN I saw Missy's awesome Grunge Rose mani HERE and ooooh it stayed on my mind, but as time was short, I wondered if I could freehand it rather than do all the faffy stuff. So I did.
A reminder - my 3 polishes are all China Glaze - Towel Boy Toy (turquoise), Purple Panic (pink) and Style Wars (orange). My base was (as always) OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls.
I started off with 2 coats of white, and then used my Born Pretty striper brush to add my lines. I then did a big colour blob with a large dotting tool, where I wanted the rose to be, trying to make the shape a little irregular.
I then used my white and my size 0 Born Pretty nail art brush to draw in the folds of the rose.
I had mixed thoughts on this afterwards. I wish I hadn't used all 3 colours - personally, I think the turquoise is a little jarring. Secondly, I think I maybe should have done a white blob before the coloured blob - the rose shape doesn't stand out enough for my liking.
Still, it's more adventurous than my usual art, so that pleases me.
Enjoy xx :)