I was really having a hard time coming up with an idea for the final day of The Digital Dozen does Paper when suddenly it occurred to me. There was one day in my life on which paper had an unusual significance. Don’t get me wrong, paper is important on many days – we use it to learn, to immerse ourselves in stories, to express ourselves. But on this one day, paper was a part of the celebration of my husband and I choosing a life together – my wedding day! I decided that rather than buying expensive flowers which would only wilt and die, I’d make my own flowers for my and my bridesmaid’s bouquets, as well as all of the table decor – from paper! In fact, I posted a little about the process of making the flowers. I absolutely loved them and today’s nail art is inspired by those paper flowers that I painstakingly folded.
Since I had silver and turquoise flowers, I decided here to go with a silver background and turquoise flowers. I started off with a base of Mod Lacquer Lumendust and then painted the flowers using acrylic paint. I finished each flower off with a rhinestone, just like the ones I made for my wedding. I decided to keep the flowers simple, just going with 5 pointed petals and a rhinestone centre. I think it’s enough to get the idea across!
In case you don’t feeling looking at at my wedding decor post, here’s a picture of what one of the flowers looked like. This was an individual bigger flower carried by each of the flower girls, while my own bouquet had around 70 smaller flowers.