Garlic Netting Snake Skin…

So I’ve seen a few tutorials about where you use food netting as a kind of stencil to create a reptilian pattern. I tried it with some netting that came off my garlic bulbs as I felt that it had the Goldilocks of weaves – not too large not too small. As this was still an experiment, a few things did go wrong therefore I didn’t quite nail it. The things I have learned from my trial are as follows;
– Don’t over load your sponge, I sometimes had too much polish on my sponge meaning it ran under the netting losing the pattern (most noticeable on my ring finger).
– Make sure the netting is secure. I used masking tape to attach it to my fingers but I don’t think this was sticky enough,  it lifted up eventually resulting in a lost pattern (combined with too much polish made for a bad result..)
– Be careful of how you place the netting on each nail. As my netting was stretchy and  expandable, I ended up with inconsistencies in my pattern shape. As you can see it was sometimes more rhombus shaped, or squiggly wiggly. (That ring finger really was a fail…)

Over-all it wasn’t too bad for a first attempt, but I would like a re-sit please.



So this was my entry into an competition, the theme being ‘Wild’. There was no real direction as to what ‘wild’ meant meaning it was good fun thinking up ideas. I went for these cute little snakes slithering up my fingers, I’m super happy with them! The snake skin is also hand painted, it took so much concentration but it was worth it.

Snake Nail Art
Snake Nail Art