Thursday, January 10, 2013

The Digit-al Dozen Does Art day 4 - floral print nail art inspired by Gustav Klimt's The Kiss

Hey everybunny! We're on day 4 of art week and today I have some floral nails to show you guys.

Dressed Up Nails - floral print easy nail art inspired by Gustav Klimt's The Kiss

I've been wanting to do floral nails for a little while because it's been a long time since I've done any, and I also knew I wanted to do a set of nails based off this painting - The Kiss by Gustav Klimt - so last night I decided to combine those two urges.

The Kiss was one of my favorite paintings for a long time when I was younger and though I've since outgrown my infatuation with it, I still think it's beautiful. When I picked this painting out for inspiration I wasn't sure which portion I wanted to translate to my nails - all of them? Her dress pattern maybe? But then when I was looking at it last night I got super pumped about doing the grass and flowers bit so that's what happened!


These were so easy to do but I am so happy with the way they came out. I'm proud of how closely they resemble the painting and they're also just so pretty and fun to look at. I'm pretty sure I'll be doing these again in the future!

Dressed Up Nails - floral print easy nail art inspired by Gustav Klimt's The Kiss

These started with a base of two perfect coats of Essie Mojito Madness, which is hands-down one of my favorite polishes I own. Then using Zoya Shawn (the darkest green) and Revlon Emerald, I took my little detailing brush and added some grassy bits to each nail here and there.

Dressed Up Nails - floral print easy nail art inspired by Gustav Klimt's The Kiss

Finally it was time for the flowers! Eeee flowers! Still using my little detailing brush I freehanded the flowers in Essie Marathin (light dusty pink), China Glaze Purr-fect Plum (deep purpley red), China Glaze Man Hunt (dark blue), China Glaze Flyin' High (light blue), China Glaze Happy Go Lucky (yellow), and Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Sun Kissed (orange). The centers of the light blue flowers were done with China Glaze Lemon Fizz.

Dressed Up Nails - floral print easy nail art inspired by Gustav Klimt's The Kiss

I painted these at my friend's house while he was painting as well and I was glad that these weren't super complicated and precise because the best light in his living room was sitting on the floor under a lamp right in front of the TV, so I didn't really have a surface to paint on except my own knee haha. Either way I really had a lot of fun doing these!

Dressed Up Nails - floral print easy nail art inspired by Gustav Klimt's The Kiss

What do y'all think of these? It's been a long time since I've done florals and I forgot how fun and pretty they are! This week has been fun and challenging but man I'm pretty glad that we're almost done with this theme. Don't forget to check out what the other ladies have for today!


15 comments:

  1. Realllllyyyyy love these, super pretty! I've been looking for Mojito Madness, but have been unsuccessful my last couple tries D:

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  2. These are really pretty! Looks almost like a fabric swatch!

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  3. I think this is my favorite so far!

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  4. oh these are too pretty.
    WHY YOU SO GOOD?!

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  5. These are beautiful and they really do look like the portion of the painting! :D

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  6. I really love this! I envision this on my toes this summer ♥

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  7. I love that you went with the grass and flowers. These look absolutely amazing!

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  8. Whitney, these are beautiful and I can totally see the inspiration.

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  9. LOVE this! Cannot say I ever have seen anyone key into the carpet of flowers in The Kiss for an inspiration - most when they want flowers turn to Monet! Just fab!

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  10. Ooh this looks amazing! Ah it's so cute! hehe

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