Thermal Flowers – The Digital Dozen Does Rainforests

Hi everyone!

It’s Digital Dozen week! This week’s theme is rainforests and I’m sure we’re going to see some really cute critters and beautiful flowers from the group. I’ve started off with your basic floral manicure today. I can’t wait to show you some of the nail art I’ve done for later in the week, I think this is going to be a good week!

Painted Fingertips | Flowers over a thermal baseI recently purchased my first Don Deeva polishes, and among them was this thermal beauty, Cardiac Aresst’ed. I know, my title was a little misleading – I don’t actually have thermal flowers, just flowers over a thermal background! I wanted to do some art over Cardiac Aresst’ed, and with its purple-to-green shift, flowers seemed like a good idea. I tried to use the one-stroke technique since its been ages since I tried that, and honestly, it wasn’t very successful. I painted over and added some details to make the flowers work, but it would probably have been easier and worked better to just paint the flowers with my fine detail brush from the beginning.The floral details were painted using acrylic paints and I decided to go with purple so they’d be tone-on-tone for the polish’s cool state and a nice contrast for the warm state.

Painted Fingertips | Flowers over a thermal baseWhat you see here is how the nail art looked just at the moment I decided to take pictures in a reasonably warm room. Of course, I had to get pictures with both the cool and warm states of the thermal!

Painted Fingertips | Flowers over a thermal baseHere it is in the warm state – the base is like green rainforest foliage and the flowers stand out beautifully.

Painted Fingertips | Flowers over a thermal base macroAnd, in the cold state:

Painted Fingertips | Flowers over a thermal baseI really loved how vivid the flowers were here as well, because the purples were so different!

Painted Fingertips | Flowers over a thermal base macroI am really looking forward to the rest of this Digital Dozen week. On Friday I’ll be sharing one of my all-time favourite nail art looks! I’m certain the other ladies in the group will have some great looks today as well. Here are the rest of the links for todays looks:

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