Christmas Swirls

I’m in the middle of packing (still!) but I wanted to do at least one more post before we move and lose our Internet. I only did four fingers because I’m really short on time!

This is a really simple design that’s fun and seasonal. I wanted to make something that looked like Christmas wrapping paper.

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The base is a pinkish red shimmer, but choose whatever you like! Over the base, I drew the swirls randomly with creme white and a thin brush. After the white dried, I painted over it with translucent green (yellow + blue, but make sure it’s translucent so you can see it against the red. If the green is too dark, it won’t stand out as much.  In some areas, I painted over the white swirl and over the pinkish area as well to break it up a little.

Finally, I added a couple highlights with the white again to add a little interest.

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I wish I had some glitter and rhinestones for a finishing touch, but they’re all packed.Tomorrow is the big day and we’re STILL not close to done. Yigads… wish me luck (and no broken nails!)

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About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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One Response to Christmas Swirls

  1. Good luck on your move, and can’t wait until you got your internet back up and running!

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