I must admit I don't have a lot of experience with pool parties. We don't have a pool and I grew up without a pool. None of the family or our immediate circle of friends has a pool and the kids are still learning to swim (without a pool it's a bit hard). I do know pool parties involve a pool though so I started by painting the water. I'm still wearing red Gelicious polish so first I had to cover it up for my Pool Party nails which meant extra drying time before I could get to the 'art stage. It worked though, you'd never know my nails are bright red under all this.
I used 3 coats of Lime Crime Once in a Blue Mousse for my cover up base colour then I used the glad wrap technique from the other day to layer on Layla Softouch Effect 10 and Cult Nails Living Water. I think the layers of blue look something like rippling pool water (it helps if you squint).
Then I ruined it. I stamped over the giraffe pattern from one of the Bundle Monsters plates. The design was too short for my nails so rather than having a precise cut off line I stamped randomly and roughly, for patchy water ripples. I was aiming for something like a David Hockney painting, I love his pool paintings. I used Barry M Silver Foil Effects for the stamping. I quite liked how it turned out but then I tried to paint on a pool lilo and swim ring and it turned out horrid :( I really need to get a better brush for fine work (and glasses).
I left it too late to join the Linkz for this theme but here's the other girls who joined the party.
|1.||ErinZi's Nails||3.||Melmyissta||5.||Lissa's Polish Addiction|
|2.||Every Little Polish||4.||Jas's Blingtastic Nails||6.||More Nail Polish|