Thursday, September 2, 2010

Russian Lacquer Nail Art




As evident by my very sparse posts, I'm in a bit of a dry spell! The whooping cough I had, back to school and last minute family trips really took a toll on me! I know my wonderful e-friends don't mind. :)

I finally found some inspiration in an antique store a few weeks ago. There was this beautiful black coffee pot painted with bright flowers. I didn't snap a pic of it because it was RIGHT in front of the store employee. This picture is from wikipedia. I've always loved little Russian lacquer boxes. I love the way the flowers pop against the black background.

So, I attempted to capture the feel of this beautiful art in my manicure. I'm not 100% thrilled with the way it turned out. I think I'm rusty!! :)

I'm still getting used to my new camera. I need to fiddle with it more. Sorry if the picture isn't great. Not that mine were ever museum quality!


14 comments:

L said...

Oh this is very pretty.

kelliegonzo said...

zomg this is so beautiful! you're such an artist :)

Nicole said...

This is SO cool, I could never freehand stuff like this. I love those Russian boxes too, so beautiful!

Katrina said...

wow! thats sooo gorgeous :)

Liz (iceomaticsnails.blogspot.com) said...

Thanks friends! It felt good to be back in the fumes! LOL!

Millie said...

That is so beautiful! I could never do something like this feeehand!

Evil Angel said...

I love this style...so elegant!

flinty said...

This is so stunning, I love it!

Kris said...

I *had* to comment on this, I LOVE this stuff and I knew exactly what you were going for before I saw the title or scrolled down and saw the wiki picture. It's beautiful, I love it :D

xtinaaj said...

Wow, great job. Looks very pretty and elegant!

Megan Harmeyer said...

You captured the essence of the box perfectly!! As soon as I saw it, I thought of Russian nesting dolls.

Lacquer Ware for Tips and Toes said...

I have a hand painted Russian lacquer box....this is an excellent similarity.

Shopperita said...

This is amazing!! Love it!!!!

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