Got your attention, didn't I? This post is meant to make you think. Think about what inspires you, where do ideas come from? Years ago, starting out as a bead artist, I learned to see inspiration in everything. The way the colors in a room work together, the pattern on a bold fabric, the colors in nature and the designs. I have taken some of this with me in this newer addiction. Colors are everywhere, in everything we see. As a nurse, lots of the modern scrubs have very bold colors with sometimes funky designs (unfortunately for me, I am stuck wearing nothing but navy; how boring!). Some may find inspiration on Pinterest or as part of a group you belong to or a variety of other avenues...maybe even a trashcan. Yup, you read right; I said a trashcan. My "polish room" is actually part of my lampwork studio (which has been grossly neglected lately), my craft room, and my office all rolled in to one. It's my own space to create whatever I feel like creating that particular day and I love it. The walls aren't finished, and the floor is concrete but for my needs, it is perfect. Anyway, back to the trashcan. I found it years ago at Target, it was $1 and I liked the colors, so I bought it. It sits beside my desk, unused because for here it is too small; but tonight it was inspiration. The colors and the pattern, I though would translate well into some funky nail art. I will let you decide for yourselves what you think.
I used a black cream base and for the colors I used China Glaze Aqua Baby, OPI Did it on 'Em, and L'Oreal Paparazzi Pleaser. I freehanded the stripes using a striping brush and used a dotting tool for the dots.
I was quite pleased with how they turned out, though I think I like them best with a matte finish.