Lacquer Legion: Knitted Nail Art
28th February, 2014 - Posted by Emily - 16 Comments
Today I’m participating in The Lacquer Legion! It’s a monthly nail art challenge set up by Sarah from Chalkboard Nails and her admins. This month the theme is Adoration which you can interpret in many ways (it’s what I love most about the challenge!). I had a few ideas going through my mind but eventually decided on doing a nail art themed around knitting. It’s another one of my passions besides nails so I had to do some knitted nails!
This is what I came up with! If you read my blog regularly you may remember that I did nails inspired by my knitting some time ago, but these are a bit different. On my pointer and pinkie I created a line print that mimics a wound-up ball of yarn and on my middle finger I have a depiction of the knit side of stockinette stitch. And of course I finished with a glitter accent nail, because we all adore some glitter in our lives, am I right ladies?!
For my pointer finger I used a nude colour from The New Black from the Weekly Journal Typography set, the greyish base of my middle finger is from the Heathered set by and the pink glitter is from the Cloudy Ballet set. The design was freehanded with ORLY Instant Artist in Crisp White. I finished with Seche Vite top coat.
Knitting and crochet is a very therapeutic hobby for me. Especially when you do more complex patterns, you will need full concentration which helps distracts you from negative thoughts. Both my hobbies (knitting and nails) have definitely helped to keep me sane during the past year. They relieve stress and I love getting creative. You really need to have something to distract you when things are rough. If you are also into knitting and are on Ravelry, feel free to add me or check out my work.
All Lacquer Legion manicures will be found under the hashtag #LLadoration on various social media. The next prompt will be announced on the Facebook page so make sure to keep an eye on it if you would like to participate next month. Everyone is free to join! And now I’m off to check out the other manis.
P.s. Do you have any other hobbies besides nails? Let me know in the comments!