Monday, January 7, 2013

Inspired by Kandinsky Colour Studies Nail Art with Born Pretty - Digit-al Dozen Art Week

Hi :)
Today starts the next monthly installment of The Digit-al Dozen. This week we are focusing on "art" in any form or style. For many of us in the group, this month has been the most challenging so far. Myself included. I am thrilled to show you today's mani, especially because it is something I'd never have created had it not been for this challenge. I certainly had to think hard and research to decide what to do for this week. For the first one, I found inspiration in Vassily Kandinsky - (Source: Moma.org)  "Russian painter, printmaker, stage designer, decorative artist and theorist. A central figure in the development of 20th-century art and specifically in the transition from representational to abstract art, Kandinsky worked in a wide variety of media and was an important teacher and theoretician. He worked mainly outside Russia, but his Russian heritage continued to be an important factor in his development."

My inspiration "Colour Studies With Technical Explanations" by Kandinsky
Source

 Born Pretty Store: BK Sweet Candy #20, March Sweet Candy Colors #2, BK Sweet Candy #41
The March polish can be found here. The BK polishes can be found here and here
 OPI Eurso Euro and Ciate Stiletto


 This might actually be the first mani that I wanted to give up on. This took a loooong time!! I used tape to block off diagonal sections and 5 different nail art brushes to freehand all the lines. Every little spot of color, or smear, and line done a certain way was intentional, to recreate the feel of the Kandinsky. I got 2 sections on 2 nails done..realized how much more I had to do and felt despair!! :P
 I persevered (obviously) and did 2 sections on all the nails. Waited quite a while for them to dry and then taped those already done sections to do the other 2 sections on all the nails. I should mention that I needed to wipe down all 5 of the brushes at least twice per nail so the polish didn't get gloopy or sticky. What a project! I love the end result though!! It looked really striking on the nail. My husband was impressed too :D
 All three of the Born Pretty polishes were easy to work with. The light yellow and mauve color have a nice opaqueness to them and the March polish, a kind of pumpkin orange was more on the jelly side, I needed to go over it at least 2 times for the coverage you see here. I'm really digging on it's unique color! If you decide to order from Born Pretty, remember to use my CODE for a 10% DISCOUNT :) Here it is: DS7X31



OK loves! That's it until tomorrow. Did you like this one? Do you have the patience to pull it off? Do you think I represented the art piece? 

All the best, Victoria 
P.S.I can't wait to see what the other ladies have come up with. Check them out too:



*Born Pretty products provided for review

21 comments:

  1. I really like this. I just want to stare at them :P

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  2. Wow...you really interpreted the original painting well! Great work!

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  3. All of your hard work certainly paid off Victoria! This looks so amazing and it's literally like the painting is on your nails :)

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  4. WOW! You did an amazing job turning that painting into some sweet nail art! Well done...can't wait to see what you have in store the rest of the week!

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  5. These are so colorful! I'm sure it took you ages but it was well worth it!

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  6. totally amazing! it looks really effective, it really must have taken ages so well done for seeing it through to the end :) i think it looks just like your inspiration, great job x

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  7. I *LOVE* Kandinsky, I have a print of one of his "Squares with Concentric Circles" hanging in my living room! Great job and congrats for conquering this masterpiece mani!

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  8. Really cool! Your hard work paid off :)

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  9. Get it girl. These are awesome. I did a design similar to this based of a stock photo a while back but it was all clean straight lines and my shapes were bigger... that was so obnoxious and tedious and time consuming to do I super admire your patience!

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  10. Just... Wow. You're amazing. And the cool thing is that, however frustrating this was, you've immortalized your hard work in pictures forever :)

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  11. I'm impressed! It looks amazing! :-) I immagine how much time and patience it took you, but it's worth it! A piece of art! :-)

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  12. I can't even imagine the kind of time this must have taken, but the end result is seriously amazing. Beautiful job, Victoria!!

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  13. U have the patience of a saint to do this! I absolutely would not do it for that reason alone. It paid off tho because it's amazing! U should enter it in some contest somewhere, it would win hands down.

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  14. Wow! Your hard work paid off. These are amazing!

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