Sunday, 27 November 2011

Barry M BLUEBERRY ICE CREAM + Clouds Tutorial


Hi Goddesses

Wow, what a surprise!  I did not expect to love this so much.  I don’t know what colour I imagine when I think of blueberry ice cream, but I’m pretty sure it’s not this.  This, however, is delicious, the colour of pure sky.

This is bright and cheerful and a lovely colour for those of you who like highly pigmented paler blues.  It’s also a great stash colour for any mani you want to do involving sky, such as …. CLOUDS !!

This is my total fave from all the ice creams that Barry does.  This one just rocked my world, and it’s not often a blue does that!

So playtime ….

CLOUDS tutorial

So, for those of you who wanted really basic nail art ideas, here’s a simple one.  Dotting tools are my best friend, personally I prefer them to nail art brushes, but I think that’s because I am not very exact in my ahem “artistry”.

Dotting tools usually come in packs of 5, and you can pick them up on eBay very cheaply (literally <£5 incl postage).  They are like pens, and have 2 “nibs”, 1 at each end, giving you 10 dotting sizes in total.  For this playtime, I have used the very widest dot.

The thing with clouds, is that they are irregular shapes, so you don’t have to worry about being too exact.  Start with the bottom of your cloud and work up – this will give you a better shape.

Then start extending your cloud up – this will then give you the basics of your cloud shape – and then colour in the middle.

I like fat clouds, but I have also seen some great wispy clouds.  You can dampen your fat cloud down with a make-up sponge to make it more “airy”, and you can then use what’s transferred to the sponge for some other wispier clouds.

Now, if you’re better than me, you can add the sun, a bird, a plane, a balloon, oh actually even I could probably do a balloon …. The trick is to start small with something you can do, rather than going for a masterpiece before you can walk.

Go on, go grab your dotting tools and have some fun J

Enjoy xx J


Top Tip – if you’re ever unsure what a nail colour looks like, go to Google images, which will give you plenty of contrasts and compares.

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