Twinsie Tuesday- Patterns- Anthemion
For my first ever twin blog post I have the honor of being paired up with the Sparkle Queen. This months theme patterns and we were given Anthemion as our pattern. I don't know about you but I had no idea what that pattern was. Thankfully we were also given a website that lists examples of all sorts of patterns.
So what is an anthemion pattern? According to Artlandia, an anthemion pattern is
" A classical motif based on a stylized honeysuckle plant or a radiating, fan-shaped palm leaf (palmette) commonly found in Greek, Egyptian, Assyrian, and other ancient art."Seeing the examples provides I had a very avant guard feeling and decided I wanted to use a glitzy color for my base. The thought of using one of my stamping plates to recreate this design crossed my mind several times, but I decided to really go for it and try some freehand art. Now let me be the first to say that my free hand skills are severely lacking. But I won't get better if I don't practice right? So here is my version of an anthemion pattern.
Example of Anthemion Photo source Artlandia
I used Wet-n-Wild Gold Album from the Fergie collection as my base and free handed 2 pieces of the design with a black striper. At the last minute, I threw in the pink dots for a pop of color. I started out really liking the way this was turning out but got rushed halfway through and I feel that it shows in the finished product. But I'm not letting that get me down too much because I think that nail art is about learning as you go and the journey is half the fun. Also, I knew sitting down to do this that I didn't have the right tools in front of me, and you can't get great results with the wrong tools.
I'm not sure if this is a look that I will try and create again. It is a fun looking pattern though. Now let's see The Sparkle Queens version of an Anthemion pattern.