Sunday, January 13, 2013

My First Robin Moses inspired design

I know I'm not alone when I say I sit in awe of Robin Moses's work. I see pictures of her nail art and my jaw hits the floor and I think "how?" Well, I sat down the other day and actually watched one of her videos for the first time. It was the one for the Japanese Flower Vase.
The video can be found here if you'd like to check it out.
Well naturally she makes it look so easy I found myself thinking "well even I can do that."
So I set out to see if I really could. First I started with my base coat. So far so good, I can paint plain black onto a nail wheel.  I didn't take a picture of that I'm counting on your imagination for this part.

     Then came time to sponge the gold glitter onto the nail. Ok it's not exactly like Robins but I can work with it..This is good, Ive got the second step done and no major mistakes. Im still on track and this is going to be amazing when it's done!

 Next it was time to make my "stems". Ive mixed my green and white acrylic paint to just the right color. Hmmmm I swear I made the same strokes she did but mine look nothing like hers...not to worry I can still see this looking fabulous when done. Flowers don't grow in straight lines after all right.


      Onward to the leaves still feeling confident in my attempt. I added a bit more green for contrast and placed my leaves along the stems. Well, this isn't looking quite right but I'm on a roll now and just keep on going.

Now you'll have to forgive me here. I was on such a roll at this point that I forgot to take pictures of the next steps but that is where I started to go slightly wrong. Once again placement is my enemy and my finished product ended looking like the first feebled attempt that it is. But I know what I did wrong and how to fix it and that's what's important. I am no Robin Moses but I look forward to trying this design again and am thankful I was able to learn from my mistakes so that next time it can be even better. Are you ready for the finished product? Ladies and Gentleman, I give you.......

What do you think of my first Inspired by Robin Moses Attempt? Is this a design you would try?

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