2013 August Archive - Made by Sair

Archive for August, 2013

Nail Art From the Archives

August 18th 2013

Nail art has been a hobby of mine for a very long time I started doing painting designs on my nails as a teenager. I’ve dug out some of the earliest pictures I have from an old hard drive just when digital cameras were more widely available to the masses so the picture quality is quite poor. I think the earliest I have is from 2004 but I was painting designs from the late 90s. I may attempt to recreate some of these now that Nail Art has become much more popular and now that digital photography has greatly advanced. These were also mostly done before nail art pens were available and so most were done with paint brushes or cocktail sticks!

 

Archive Nail Art Gallery 1 Stripes, Checks, Flowers and Animal Prints.

 

Archive Nail Art Gallery 2 Cracks, Checks, Greek Key Style, Japanese Flowers & Bamboo

 

Nail Art Gallery 3 Blue Star, Zebra Tips, Big Yellow Start, Flowers, White Tree.

 

Nail Art Gallery 4 Spectrum, Circles, Graffiti, Swirls, Japanese Doll

 

Also here are some which are definitely from the 1990s. When I started painting my nails I used to always paint a fake nail as a keep sake as I didn’t have a good camera. I had them in little plastic pouches. Here’s a photo I took of them at a later dat. It’s quite a mixed bag. Some patterns have airbrushed backgrounds a few with jewel, sticker and water decal embellishments. All were done with varnish thin paint brushes and cocktail sticks.

Archive 1990s Nail Art Gallery. Random Fake Nail Samples. Airbrushed Backgrounds with Black Patterns, Silver Swirls, Purple Stripes, Palm Tree Island, Silver & Red Zigzag, Black ^ White Spots, Halloween Nails, GB Flag, Blue Stripes & Circles, Lightening with Jewel, Sunburst, Silver Roses, Black & White Checks.

Rainbow Spotty Nail Art

August 18th 2013

Rainbow Spotty Nail Art

Some more spotty nails but with 5 bright colours dotted onto a white background. I achieved these spots using a stylus pen. They make perfect dots and are easy to wipe clean with a bit of nail varnish remover.

Candy Stripe Nails

August 18th 2013

Candy Stripe Nails

Inspired by a visit to and old style sweet shop with pick ‘n’ mix sweets that came in a stripy paper bag. Painted with a thin paint brush using bright pink nail varnish on white.

Graffiti Brick Wall Sharpie Nail Art

August 4th 2013

Graffiti Brick Wall Sharpie Nail Art I tried out a new terracotta nail colour this week and was inspired to draw on a brick wall patter with Shapies. Then added a little graffiti (my SAIR tag) onto my thumb with a metallic Sharpie.

Discovery – Good Shop For Crating Supplies

August 4th 2013

Last weekend I went to The Range for the first time. I thought it was just for home furnishings and accessories but discovered it’s also an amazing place to buy craft supplies at really great prices.

Stamps and Washi Tape

I bought this set of little stamps and washi tape. This whole lot came to approximately £5. Fantastic. :)