Freehand daisies over an orange-red base
I painted some nails to match a top of mine, which has an orange-red background, with daisies all over it. I didn’t do all my nails, and I didn’t even attempt my right hand, but these came out pretty well, I thought, and certainly looked very matchy-matchy with my top.
I used a base of Rimmel Sun Downer, which is almost perfectly comparable to the colur of my top. I don’t always like Rimmel as it easily chips on me, so it’s rarely my first choice, but this was the closest match in my stash so it had to be.
Then I spent about an hour painting the daisies with acrylic paint. I did the white of the petals first. I couldn’t get them very defined though. They would be best done with a one-stroke technique, to get some shading to them, but at this size it was just impossible. I tried to achieve something similar by adding a little black to the first layer to make a light grey, and then going over them with white, but you can’t notice that, not even in the photos.
I then added some grey shading to the centre of the daisies (not very visible in my pictures), before adding the yellow and gold centres and the leaves and foliage. My blouse has lots of yellow-ish stems and stalks all over it, which I’ve tried to emulate.
- Base colour: three coats of Rimmel Sun Downer
- Daisies: acrylic paints
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
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