Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Day 16: Tribal Print

So today's theme for the 31-Day Challenge is tribal print. I was wondering how I should go about creating a tribal print, since that could be taken a lot of ways. American Indian tribal? African tribal? Or just the typical "tribal" tattoo sort of pattern?

I'm not really sure which category my creation even falls into! I was thinking Indian sort of tribal, since I went with beige, blue, and red. I thought of Pocahontas from Disney's animated version for a minute, but I suppose this doesn't really reflect that either.

Either way, it was sort of fun to do! I admit I didn't really plan this one, so I sort of just winged it and did it sort of randomly.

I messed up several times today, so my lines are all out of whack. It was still pretty fun to do though. Although I'm not sure how I feel about a pattern like this for normal wear on my nails.
As far as colors go, I used:
  • Essie - Sand Tropez
  • Cherimoya - Red
  • Cherimoya - Retro Denim
  • Cherimoya - Black

It was still pretty fun to do, just like the rest of the challenges so far. All I know is that tomorrow will certainly be a favorite of most: glitter!


  1. Wow, this must have taken a steady hand! Looks great!

    1. Thanks! It's funny because my hands have actually been pretty uncontrollably shaky the past few days. I don't know what's up, but it showed today haha. Also, I should have used a proper dotting tool for the dots. Ah well! It turned out ok :)

    2. I see you mentioned that. I admit I did not read your whole post before commenting (sorry, baaaad me). It might show to you, but to me ot looks awesome :) I'm not brave enough to try freehand art. ;)

    3. haha it's ok. I know I write a lot! But thanks :) I've been getting better at it, but it's not as hard as you may think! Just go for it one day and start with some simple stripes or something. It's actually pretty easy to get straight lines as long as you have the striping brushes!


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