So I managed to pluck up the courage to paint my Chinese porcelain/paisley nails! I printed out a photo of a cushion with the design, then split it into sections for each nail. I didn’t follow it exactly, but it definitely helped to make the shapes, sizes and colours look right. Tutorial on www.littletipoff.blogspot.co.uk to follow soon!
Jessica Washick’s Passion for Nail Art Emerged from a Breakup
This post is part of Instagram’s #tinycanvas series that celebrates nail artists and the miniature works of art they create. To see more of Jessica’s nail art, follow @jessicawashick on Instagram.
“You don’t need a man. You need a manicure.” —the words Jessica Washick (@jessicawashick) loves to say when she makes a #tinycanvas out of a client’s nails. “It transcends hair texture, body type and skin color,” the nail artist from Portland, Oregon, says. “They’re something you can count on to amplify your mood or outfit — the same way you rely on a great bag or pair of shoes to pull your whole look together.” The former accessory designer started creating nail art as a form of therapy after breaking up with a long-term boyfriend. “Nail art creates a club that brings people together in a positive way.”
These were inspired by these Gardenia’s (I think) I found online. I don’t know who the original artist is. (And I hate not giving credit, so if anyone know who this lovely print belongs to, please contact me so I can give proper credit.) They are hand painted and I loved the way they turned out especially considering that I haven’t been able to paint a lot lately due to Gracie needing every minute I have.
UPDATE: Original artist found! Martha Negley inspired these nails with her beautiful floral print. Thank you so much for helping me with finding her Sophiealdred. I couldn’t have found her without your help!
My next ‘Seven Deadly Sins’ manicure… SLOTH! I took this very literally, as you can see, and created cute little sloths in a forest. This is the silliest manicure I’ve ever done, but I am soooo in love with their little funny faces. There’s a full tutorial at littletipoff.blogspot.com, so check it out :) x