Thursday, January 26, 2012

Australia Day Mani

I hope all my Australian followers are having a great Australia Day! I was actually surprised at how well this turned out. I planned it in my head and was sure it wouldn't turn out at all. I know my pointer finger isn't perfect but that was so fiddly

The first thing I did was paint my pointer finger with two coats of BYS - Rebel Red. I painted my other fingers with two coats of piCture pOlish - Bombshell.

Next I taped off sections on my pointer finger and painted over that with a coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri - Whirlwind White:

Once that had dried I taped off the same sections with slightly wider bits of tape so the white wouldn't get covered. I then painted over that with two coats of piCture pOlish - Bombshell:
Then I stamped the stars using Sally Hansen - Insta-Dri - Whirlwind White and Bundle Monster plate number BM14 (first set) on my middle, ring and pinky fingers. For the Star on my thumb I used the star from Bundle Monster plate number BM-206 (second set) and then filled in the sections with a small nail art brush and more Whirlwind White. I topped it all off with a coat of Sech Vite.


Just in case you don't recognise it yet this is supposed to be the Australian flag. The stars on my pointer, middle and ring fingers are in the formation of the Southern Cross going sideways. Here is a picture of the Australian flag for comparison:
Image Source: www.australian-flag.org

There will be one more post today, so stay tuned!

20 comments:

  1. AWESOME - Your Union Jack is so much neater than mine. I was too impatient to use tape. Bombshell is the perfect blue for this too! I love the way yours all lines up.

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    1. Thanks :)I just had a look at yours and I think your's is much neater haha!

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  2. Wow, this is really fantastic work

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  3. This turned out really great! Love the way you did the tape!

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    1. Thanks :) I wasn't sure it would actually work.

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  4. That is awesome. I wish I had the patience...

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    1. Thanks :) I only had the patience to do one hand. My right hand is plain blue haha!

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  5. Wow that looks amazing! You must have amazing patience to have done that tape work :)

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    1. Thanks :) It was a bit of work but I didn't have the patience to do my other hand :P

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  6. Fantastic!!! Love the perfect Union Jack

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    1. Thank you :) I don't think it's perfect, I can see all its flaws :P

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  7. Clever taping! Bombshell is the perfect blue :)

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    1. Thanks :) I agree, it's a great Aussie flag blue!

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  8. aussie aussie aussie!! Just Amazing!! Everything you do is so pretty. Such a nice blue to :)

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