Friday, 5 July 2013
I decided on this design after I created my zebra-print tips a week or so ago. I wondered if I could do it again but with leopard print tips. I was stuck for a base colour, and in the end settled on my trusty Dorien Grey by Sally Hansen. I love this polish, but it takes an aaaage to dry! Anyway, I chose this because I'm still at work (day 8 of 9 today!) and I wanted something quite plain, otherwise I reckon I'd have picked yellow or something.
After the grey had completely dried, I used my white nail-art pen to draw on the tips. I had to do a few layers as it's a bit see-through with just one. I then used Barry M's Papaya to do random blobs of orange over the white. After this had dried, I outlined the blobs with my black nail-art pen, putting in random gaps in each 'outline' to create the leopard-print effect. I finished with Sally Hansen's Insta-Dri topcoat to seal it all in and smooth it out.
I wasn't sure whether to add a solid black line between the white and the grey... In the end I decided not to as I was scared of ruining it!