So I was having a rummage through my nail art supplies and came across some lemon water decals that I’ve not used since last year. I decided to pair them with some simple gingham-esk lines to create this super cheery look, great for brightening up the week!
So today I really felt up for doing some nail art but when I actually sat down to paint anything, nothing good came out. And what did, was immediately removed resulting in three failed attempts before this blobicure. Even then it’s not a particularly great colour combo but it’ll have to do!
To me it reminds me a little bit of turtle skin, what do you guys see?
So for this super simple design I used some ‘Chameleon Stones‘ from BornPrettyStore. I chose the blue ones as I liked their iridescent quality, the pictures don’t do them justice but they showed gold, green and purple too. I paired them up with a Primark polish called ‘Meteorite’ which I previously swatched here. Since then I’ve realised that even with top coat the polish chips rather quickly but for £1.50…
So yesterday we took my Gran out for her birthday day trip to South Queensferry and I painted my nails to match the Forth Rail Bridge.
It was a lovely day, as you can see the sun was out and it stayed out for the whole day fortunately.
So yesterday my mum and I went on a trip to a casino in Edinburgh. It’s housed in a beautiful art deco building called ‘The Maybury‘ so I wanted my nails to reflect that style. It’s been a while since I’ve done some line work, and as you can see I’m a bit out of practice!
So today is my Grans 90th birthday! We’re planning on taking her out for the day to South Queensferry (it’s a picturesque harbor village) where we’ll have tea and cake, before going on a short boat cruise of the River Forth to look at the bridges. I’m going to get her one of those massive birthday badges to wear, if I can find one for 90, because I think it’s quite an impressive age to reach. Maybe a 9 and a 0 side by side would work if push comes to shove…
So I’m super excited to finally be able introduce my ‘Tillandsia Skulls’! What do yous think? Have a look through them and tell me what one’s your fave!
I’ve been working hard on them for the past few weeks figuring out things like scale and paint finishes, refining the sculpting process and finding out what looks cool as inserts. (Sea glass and gemstones are a yes!)
They’re hand sculpted from clay, dried, painted and then paired with their Tillandsia (airplant) horns. Each skull ends up being completely unique due to the nature of their creation – I just can’t sculpt the exact same shape each time! I can get close, but they’re not clones. The skulls come with a hole in the back of them allowing them to be hung on your wall.
Tillandsias are usually pretty hardy; they enjoy a bright room but not direct sunlight and require a light misting every week or so with plain water. I’d advise removing them from your wall to do this in case you end up with water spots on your wallpaper or paint. There’s no need to worry about the paint on the skull though, as it’s been varnished and therefore mist proof!
I’ve not yet listed any on my Etsy shop as I’m reserving their debut for my craft-show appearance on the 12th and 13th this month. It’s in Livingston Shopping center so if you’re around be sure to come say hi! I’ll also have my plantosaurs and tote bags with me. (Also stay tuned for a peek at what my stall will hopefully look like on the day.)