Lit from Within: A Rose By Any Other Name Would Still Be Hard To Paint
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Thursday, February 27, 2014

A Rose By Any Other Name Would Still Be Hard To Paint

Hello, Fireflies!

Today's post is brought to you by my stubbornness and inability to paint a rose.  I have done stickers, and blobs, and other permutations, trying and trying again.  Today's version is inspired by a blog post from Kerruticles, who got the idea from Gemma Lambert.

It starts with this gorgeous plum holo, Northern Star Polish Yummy Plummy

gorgeous plum holo, Northern Star Polish Yummy Plummy

I use Finger Paints Winter Chill, a blackish-purple textured glitter to make a pseudo-gradient on the tips.

Finger Paints Winter Chill, a blackish-purple textured glitter

I used my white striper to make these curved lines in roughly rose-like shapes. Squint your eyes and turn your head slightly to the right.  Do you see them?


I can never quite get the correct overlap of the lines to mimic the rose petals.  I look at the tutorial, I watch, re-watch, and pause the video.. I think I've got it, and then it just doesn't look the same when I do it.


Bottle shot:  Northern Star Polish Yummy Plummy, Finger Paints Winter Chill, and a white striper.

Bottle shot:  Northern Star Polish Yummy Plummy, Finger Paints Winter Chill, and a white striper.

I will say, though, that these are probably the closest I've gotten!  Some of you will see commas, some of you will see white Skettios floating in a purple gravy.  A rare few of you with vision will see the roses, and will help keep the dream alive.

40 comments:

  1. I LOVE that Northern Star base color! Cute mani!

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    1. I love purple holos, too! She did a great job with Yummy Plummy.

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  2. I see the roses! You did a gorgeous job!

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    1. You, my dear, are a visionary! :) thanks!

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  3. I love that Yummy Plummy - gorgeous - pretty with the nail art too :)

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    1. I have such a weakness for purple holos. Love this one!

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  4. You did a great job. Mine were done with a nib pen and acrylic paint, which gives much more control than a polish striper (and the ability to rub it out and start again!!).

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    1. That is so cool that you came to my little blog. Loved your nail art! Thanks for the support!

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    1. dark blues and purples are awesome at showing off a holo. I love this one.

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  6. The purple looks great and the roses are really sweet.

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    1. thank you! You mean.... you mean you *see* them? :) :)

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  7. Not a thing wrong with those roses. Looking good.

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    1. Aw, thanks! You may want to get your eyes checked, though! lol

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  8. glad you are showing the process that you're not perfect at painting a rose! I feel like any nail bloggers are always better at it than me so thanks for showing you are human!

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    1. Oh, wow. Stick around! I'm more than human. Completely flawed. I will dance and sing when I get a good nail art, though! I've been doing this because I love it, and surely there is some improvement in practicing a labor of love? I hope!

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  9. Gorgeous! The rose turned out pretty well!

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    1. "pretty well" Now that's honest! lol! thanks, Miranda!

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    1. I completely agree! Beautiful plum shade.

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  11. So pretty! That purple you used for the base especially.

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    1. Thanks! It's easier to look good when you pick good polishes!

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    1. Oh, Kim. I think the air in Colorado is heavily pot-laden now. Galaxy nails? LOL!

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  13. LOL The title is so funny! Gorgeous shades!

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    1. I love a good pun. har har har. LOL! Thanks, Laura!

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    1. That shade of purple with the holo is just so gorgeous. I love when holo adds so much depth to a polish.

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  15. I thought they totally looked like roses!!

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    1. Another reason why we are such good friends! lol

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