Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Candy Nail Colors

Dear friends,
I've been keeping a small inspiration notebook to help me do better art. It's a messy cheap notebook full of scribbles, odd magazine clippings, newspapers snippets, notes of future mini album designs, interesting quotes, etc. I would quickly flip the notebook pages before I do art journal for ideas and such. Today, I saw the photo of such happy nail colors (clipping from CLEO magazine) and knew what I had to paint.

Inspiration: Happy nail colors

The finished art journal pages:

I used different hues of red & pink soft pastel colors, smudged with wet finger to create circles. I sprayed some water on the circles, let them dripped. LOVE the fuzzy tiny splashes they create against the white gesso background when soft pastels spritzed with some water.


Added buttons, circles from pattern papers for some dimensions. A fussy-cut little Alice getting lost in a dreamy poppy fields.


These pages really make me happy. If you're feeling down, give yourself some color therapy :). Works like magic.

Hugs,
Shahrul

34 comments:

  1. I think you must have a notebook for everything by now! LOL...I'm not scoffing, I'm an organizational nut and I love different genres of ideas sorted out..it just gave me a hilarious mental image of you sitting down, peeking out behind the mountain of journaling books.
    When I first read the blog title and looked at the image, I thought, "Those are weird nails..are those new?" LOL...OHHHH...nail PAINT bottles is what I'm looking at. Ha! Still would be cool to paint around hammering nails too, but this is much cooler. ;)

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    1. LOL. Yeah, dripping nail art!. I have only 2 notebooks but you know, I might just need a few more!. Absolutely need one for jewelry ideas. I just decided that right now :).

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    2. LOL...glad I could fuel the addiction! ;)

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  2. Oh woww...head-on interpretation from the inspiration! The colours are so yummy, I must tell ya' ..
    Great work Shahrul! ( I know you have more to come from your notebooks...)

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    1. LOL, you had the inside information!. Add colors to your notebooks and it work wonders :).

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  3. i'm going to start an inspiration notebook today!!!!

    I love these pages .... love love love the drippy paint

    ps i'm your latest follower :)

    Karenx

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    1. Great!!!. Thanks for becoming a follower :).

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  4. Oh my Shahrul love your take on the inspiration photo. I have an idea for my journal and I'm going to get scrappy on it soon :)

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    1. You know Lalo, I always loved how you interpret colors for all your card challenges. Always stunning. Inspired, so I keep an inspiration notebook myself ... but since I'm suck at making cards, used it exclusively for my art journals :).

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  5. This is soooooo gorgeous Shahrul, love the colours and style and everything! Your work for Summer of Colour is great, too! A pleasure to visit your blog! Valerie

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    1. Thanks, Valerie. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit :).

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  6. That certainly look fun and therapeutic! I must try it! TFS!

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  7. hey, totally love that pic in the magazine and your work based on the pic. Clearly a stunning gorgeous techniques you played with colours, water, mist and so on...love your work Shahrul and absolutely stunning.

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    1. Thanks so much Yuzz. I'm still learning of what technique is best for my journal pages, sometimes I ruined my pages in the process! LOL.

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  8. Your journal page is full of joy:) Thank you so much for your words of blessings.Hugs Denise

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  9. Awesome! love how you got your inspiration from your mag. clipping and the pages turned out super cool!! :)

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    1. I find that with some colorful inspiration before me, I feel less intimidated looking at the blank page just before I start painting :).

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  10. Great pages! Love the drips and the idea of an idea book.... Far better than my loose scraps of paper and post-its!

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    1. LOL, it helps to have them in one place :).

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  11. Love your Inspiration journal and the creativity that evolved from the picture.

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  12. Mouthwatering colours! Who could resist... and available in nail varnish as well (I can feel a buying splurge coming on...)

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    1. LOL, me too ... my heart melts just looking at anything colorful and pretty :).

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  13. this is delightful! i absolutely adore it. :)

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    1. I know you love colorful nail colors ... glad you enjoyed my page! Hugs.

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  14. This is truly stunning, love it! It's been such a joy coming here these last couple weeks to see your art. Each one has just been amazing. I love this idea you used from the clipping, it came out beautiful. It's easy to see how much fun you have in your journals!

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    1. Thank you so much, Dawn. I think, art journal is the most fun and flexible art for me :).

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  15. Ooh, love those intense drippy colors!! Great source for inspiration! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Tracey, it certainly fun to make these dripping colors :).

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  16. PERFECT...and looks good enough to eat! lol LOVE this :)

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    1. Indeed they do look like lollipops! :)

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