Thursday, September 26, 2013

#31DC2013 Inspired by a Pattern

Inspired by a pattern, huh? I spent quite a bit of time on this one. I didn't want to chose a clothing item, as that would run into yesterday's post. I had a photo of a fabric pattern that my mom is working with, but I chose to save that one for Inspired by Artwork. I finally just searched Pinterest for "pattern" and came up with this lovely Preppy Plaid pattern. (Source)

I've never done plaid nails before, but I'm really working on stretching my creativity. On the rare occasions I do nail art outside of challenges, I tend to stick with dots, gradients or some rare, special occasion stamping.

I started with a base coat of Sinful Colors Pink Forever. I stamped on the basic plaid pattern using Revlon Speed Dry Spirit and Vivid Lacquer plate VL-001. I then drew over some of the white lines using Sinful Colors San Francisco (dark green, I swear it looked more opaque in person!), Exotic Green (light green) and Cream Pink. My freehand lines can still definitely use some work- I don't have the steadiest hands!- but overall, I'm quite pleased :)

Check out the rest of the patterned nails in the InLinkz below, and by searching for hashtag #31DC2013 on your favorite social media!



  1. This is super cute! I can totally relate to you, on the not doing much "nail art" outside of dots, gradients, and stamping. I can also relate to the not so steady hand. This challenge is tough, but it is making me try things I would have not normally tried! I love how this turned out, I thought about plaid too but was a bit afraid. Yours looks great! :)

  2. Thanks so much! Having the stamp for the base definitely helped :)