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Owl Nail Design

Posted by Amy from imfeelingnail-venturous
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July 6, 2011

You can click on a picture to enlarge it!

I am extremely proud of this manicure because it was all hand painted. My first two attempts at hand painting did NOT turn out good (see peacocks gone wild and hand painted flowers), but I still shared. This is something I need to work at, so I took my time on this manicure. If you have any tips you would like to share, please do!

For this manicure, I finally bought proper nail art paint brushes instead of using regular acrylic paint brushes even though they appear to be the same thing (who knows). I knew what I wanted to do for this manicure for a long time and have tried to do this manicure many times, but I wasn't able to figure out a way to draw the owl. BUT... my friend from work (thanks Niki) gave me a quick lesson on how to draw an owl. So yesterday, I came home and did the manicure..... Tell me what you think....

I also had better luck drawing the owl with a THIN paint brush as opposed to a nail art pen. I tried first with the nail art pen, but it looked SLOPPY. So I removed it and started over. The second time I used strictly a paint brush and got this result. On the rest of my fingers, I was going with a tree branch look. I hope that is what you see haha..



This is my INSPIRATION for this manicure. I got this photo off the web.





17 comments:

thenailaholic on July 6, 2011 at 6:26 PM said...

It's beautiful! I love it!

Niki York on July 6, 2011 at 6:38 PM said...

love love LOVE IT!!! :) two HOOTS up! lol i'm glad it came out so well seeing as the design was born on a sticky note.

Hannah J on July 6, 2011 at 6:39 PM said...

You have so much talent! great job:)

Lynn Means said...

Awesome!!! Nice detail work!!!

imfeelingnail-venturous on July 6, 2011 at 10:42 PM said...

Thanks everyone!

Brandy said...

I LOVE it!! You know how I feel about owls :-) You can go ahead and dedicate this one to me. I am proud to have such a talented sister!

imfeelingnail-venturous on July 6, 2011 at 11:06 PM said...

Brandy, I did have a blurb about it being dedicated to you, but I took it out.Thought it sounded cheesy.... This one is for YOU!!! I even used the base color of gray for YOU! And the OWL theme was because I knew you had a thing for them haha...

♥neelai♥ on July 7, 2011 at 2:20 AM said...

so sweet!! :)

i love this design! its really neat even the owl, great job!! :)

♥ Claire ♥ on July 7, 2011 at 3:51 AM said...

That looks SO good!!! Well done!!!!

Sandra on July 7, 2011 at 5:32 AM said...

This is so cool, you did great! I really love the little owl! :)

Grace Kingsley on July 7, 2011 at 5:50 AM said...

Very talented! Thanks so much for following my blog! xx

Polish Vixen Marisa on July 7, 2011 at 5:04 PM said...

I totally dig this!! I love owls and you did a great job!!

XOXO Polish Vixen Marisa

Angel on July 7, 2011 at 10:09 PM said...

This is amazing. Seriously, beautiful!

Iza on July 8, 2011 at 7:26 AM said...

Wow, this is soooo beautiful! I love the owl, it's so cute. Great mani! :)

-Diana- on July 8, 2011 at 9:45 AM said...

This is sooooo cute :) Thanks for following me, I'm you new follower too :)
xoxox

Swatch And Learn on August 31, 2011 at 6:52 PM said...

I'm a huge fan of owls, so I LOVE this manicure! Well painted, and I like the branches, too.

♥Forever the ugly duckling ♥ on September 16, 2011 at 9:33 PM said...

This is amazing! Heaps better than my owl nails :) xo

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