Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Fall Leaves Manicure + Pictorial

Hi y'all! Today we take a small break from the gory, scary, Halloween looks and go for a more simple fall look! I went with something easy and cute, fall leaves! I'm not the happiest with how this came out, but it is pretty cute. And I have a little pictorial for you below if you'd like to know how to get the look! 
First off, gather you're materials needed. For this look I used LA Colors Whipped, some orange acrylic paint, green acrylic paint, a yellow acrylic paint (I forgot to put this one in the picture), and a lighter green acrylic paint. Keep in mind, you don't have to use the same base color I did, and you don't have to use acrylic paints if you don't want, just find polishes in your stash of those same colors. Or if you'd rather do your leaves in a different color, you can do that as well. I also used a dotting tool and a small paint brush.

1. Once you have your base coat and base color on and dry, use your dotting tool and you leaf colors and dot on where you want the paints of your leaves to go. You can make your leaves as small or as big as you'd like, and if they overlap, that's okay too. 

2. Once your dot points are there, you can use your small brush and draw lines to connect the points like shown in the picture. Nope, doesn't look much like a leaf yet, but we're getting there. 

3. Use your paint brush again to fill out the lines, thickening them up and making the points more pointy, just do it til you're happy with the shape of your leaves. Mine got kinda wonky, but it doesn't have to be perfect! 

4. Take your lighter colors now, I used the yellow over the orange and the light minty green over the green, and add some depth to your leaves. Follow the same sort of pattern you did when connecting the dots in step 2, just don't pull the lines all the way to the very tip. Looking more like a leaf now, right? 

5. Add your favorite top coat and you're done! 

What do you guys think of this look? Let me know in the comments! 

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