Monday, December 27, 2010

After the Rain...

If you've been reading Layniefingers for long, you won't be surprised when I say I love rainbows. It's almost obsession, really. I'm fascinated by the color gradients, watching one color shift into another. It's mesmerizing, and I adore it.

Today's design was created using three colors of acrylic paint. I blended them on the nail, using generous blobs of paint and a very quick back-and-forth motion with a thin liner brush. If I had a video camera I'd show you the process, but... well, to steal a quote from my mother, "If a frog had wings, he wouldn't bump his butt when he jumped." A coat of Seche Vite made the drab finish of the acrylic paints come to life and sealed them together under its glassy shine.

I  love this one. It makes me think of candy, or carnivals and fun carnival foods. What does it make you think about?


  1. Yep, definitely candy. Those rock candies on a ribbon that look like babies dummies. Gorgeous!

  2. This one is so much fun! It makes me smile!

  3. This one just warms my heart! Bring on the warm colors lady! This winter is starting to get much colder. :(

  4. This is gorgeous <3
    I love the flicks that blend the piece today.
    It isn't exactly a happy, happy kids rainbow but a .....painting rainbow? xDD

  5. Oh, I love this! I may have to try something like it.


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