I reached into the way-back depths of my Pinterest page to find this nail art that I've always meant to do. Unfortunately, I was duped again and sent to an advertisers page when I clicked on the link! I have no idea who this nail art idea belongs to, but if you do, please let me know so that I may give credit where it belongs.
I started with a beautiful polish with a weird name: Nails, Inc Chelsea Physic Garden. I don't know what kind of a garden a physic garden is. Is it supposed to be psychic? Still not sure what that is - a fortune teller's garden?
It looks like the original artist used tape for this next step, but I was feeling ballsy, so I freehanded it. Free-falling is more like. I don't think I would know a straight line if it bit me on the butt.
After painting the lower 2/3 of my nail with Nails Inc Primrose Park, I dotted in some larger squovals that touched the top, and some smaller dots along the cuticle.
Then I took Chelsea Physic Garden and dotted a smaller circle inside the squarish-ovals. I can't decide if this is more tribal-looking or art deco, but I went with Deco, because of the alliteration with Dotty. I can't pass up good alliteration.
I really like the effect of dotting the background color inside a larger contrasting color. Makes it look like I am *really* good at drawing tiny lines. I like anything that makes me look better than I really am.
And, here's the bottle shot: Nails, Inc Chelsea Physic Garden and Primrose Park.
When I first started doing nail art, I never would have thought that this design would be doable, but if you break it down into smaller parts, it's pretty easy. If you try it, I'd love to see your version on my Facebook wall!