Now back to our regularly scheduled frankens!
My boss got a gorgeous orchid. It’s a fussy diva, like all orchids, and I’m supposed to be taking care of it. I once killed an air plant- you know, those supposedly-indestructible gimmicky plants that don’t need watering and “can survive anywhere?” Yes, I killed one, and now I’m trying to keep this pricey, giant orchid alive.
First step: Look up care instructions. It needs a certain humidity, temperature range, and an east-facing window with sunshine, but no so strong that the leaves get hot or any shadows are cast. Good luck. This orchid is doomed.
Since all that is pretty impossible, I came up with another plan: Talk to the plant. Plants like it, they really do. So, in order to address it properly, I named it Desiree. Also, plants like it when the fingernails in their environment are coordinated to their petals.
Hence, I give you today’s color: Desiree.
Desiree the orchid is a bit photo-shy, so I can’t compare the colors for you, but this was a perfect match. I think this would be a great summer color.
This is Color Club Power Play, a neon purple, mixed with a reddish neon orange. To make the neon orange, I mixed one drop of Color Club Explosive (neon orange) with 10 drops of creme red and added the mix to 10 drops Power Play. I then added another 10 drops of creme red to the mixture.
This is as red as purple can get without crossing into burgundy. I usually prefer blue-based purples, but then that wouldn’t have matched Ms. Desiree.
But wait! There’s more!
I dabbed blue and white polish on the Konad plate and swirled it to try and get a sort of tie-dyed stamp. An interesting effect, but I don’t have it quite perfect yet. It came out best on the pinkie but sort of mixed together on the other fingers.