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