Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cute As A Button Nail Art


Hi everyone!

Today I have a quick nail art look to share with you, and it's as cute as a button! Get it?

This is an all Julep look, using the following:

Eileen (White)
Madison (It's really Pink, but isn't coming off that way in the photos)
Annie (Blue)
Bette (Purple)



The Steps

1. I started with two coats of Eileen as my base.

2. Next I used the largest size dotting tool I have and created two dots on each finger using Madison.

3. To vary the size of the buttons, I took a small nail art brush and extended the circles until I was satisfied.


4. Using the same nail art brush, I used Eileen and free-handed a white rim just inside the edges of each button. 

5. Going back to Madison, I filled in the rest of the circles with a medium size dotting tool.

6. To complete the button look, I added two small "holes" with Eileen using the smallest size dotting tool I had.

7. I cycled through steps 2-6 two more times, first with Annie and then with Bette.

8. I finished the design by touching up noticeably bumpy edges with the same small nail art brush, and then sealed everything with two coats of Out The Door.





 I get a little obsessive over the clean up and making sure the edges are really smooth, so I spent wayyy more time than I should have on this, but I like the end result. At first I was unhappy with the transparency of the some of the buttons, but I knew the formula of the polishes going in. 

It's not perfect, but hey...I'm an amateur, right? :)



What do you think of this design?

Let me know in the comments below or give it some love on Facebook and Instagram.


Thanks for popping by!

-Melody

11 comments:

  1. Definitely cute as a button! This is very bright and happy!

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  2. This is such a cute and happy design. I love the colors that you used!

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  3. WHAT omg these aren't done by stamps?!?! GIRL YOU ARE CRAZY GOOD!!

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    1. Nope! But if there was a button stamp you better believe I'd be scooping it up!

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  4. I saw this on Tumblr, fell in love with this design. Amazing :) Really like the colours.

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  5. This is really good. These are definitely beyond amateur to me.

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  6. this is awesome, i actually thought it was a stamp until i read further!! amazing job!

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  7. Just found your blog and love your designs. When I saw this one I thought it was from a plate. Since its not and you mentioned to another commenter that you would love one with buttons, I thought I send you a link to a gal who sells awesome plates and one has a bunch of button designs. If you want any of her plates or stamping polish you just have to message her on facebook. Her stamping polish is fantastic and only $3 each and the plates are $6. https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.109528782564758.11074.100005229101688&type=3

    I'll keep reading your blog if you keep posting, I put you in my bloglovin' list.
    Cheers

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