Mar 12, 2013

#089: Polish Days; “Vintage” mani

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essence carry me home! (Ready For Boarding LE)
essence Edward’s Love (the twilight saga breaking dawn LE, 2 coats)
Posca (paint art; gold, black and white)
essence better than gel nails top sealer

Another Polish Days is HERE!!
I’ve found that I’ve only done one single nail art post after previous Polish Days which totally thrilled me; OMG time is flying SO FAST! Anyway this time’s theme is Vintage. To think about “Vintage”, my mind went nowhere but just straight forward to…

THIS.
Around 100-years-old soup bowl, which came from my grandmother. It’s made by very nice wood and lacquer, decorated with curved or crushed mother-of-pearls. It’s pretty funny that when I’ve checked this bowl to get an inspiration, my brain immediately flicked out one single polish, essence Edward’s Love; Black jelly with glass mother-of-pearl-like glass fleck.

But even though Edward’s Love looked SO similar to my bowl, I had no choice to leave it without any decoration; as my bowl itself has pretty little birdies on it :) I grabbed my paint brush, and as usual for my paint art, Posca! I really love this paint marker that ink is so smooth and opaque, it really helps me to draw and paint small motifs on such a small surface like nail. I really wish brand will release their ink itself someday, but that’s another story…

Anyway, this is my vintage mani! Hope you like it, it’s not that fancy and bright (honestly I first felt it’s not good idea to do this because I felt I’m using too much blacks especially for Polish Days stuff :P) but…still I love my vintage bowl and my tradition :)

Now I’m looking forward for other’s “Vintage” manis!! Vintage pattern or vintage polish or what else? I think this “Vintage” theme is good theme that there’s many way to represent it ;)

さて海外ネイル部ことPolish Daysふーたーたーびー!今回も危うく忘れ去るところでしたが寸でのところで思い出し大慌てで塗って何とか滑り込みセーフ、……リマインダーが必要だと心底思いましたorz ともあれ今回のテーマは「Vintage」であります。Vintageの定義って何じゃと思ったら作られてから大体30年以上経っているモノのことを指すようですな。今なら80年代ってところです……って何か「ヴィンテージ」っぽく聞こえないのは何故。

まあともあれそんなテーマで今回選んだネタは手元にあった螺鈿のお椀です。うちのばーさまの嫁入り道具の1つで多分100年以上前に作られたモノ、って最早ヴィンテージぶっ飛ばしてアンティークの域に達していますが気にしない。いわゆる典型的な螺鈿細工モノと違ってちょっとモダンな感じなのがお気に入りです。

加えて手元にこのお椀そっくりなポリがありましてな(゚∀゚)essenceから出ていたBreaking dawnコレのEdward's Loveがそれ。黒地に光の当たり方によってピンクや緑に輝く大粒シマーがぎっしり入った、まさにうちのお椀そっくりな色ですwお椀をネタにすると決めた時点でコレ以外の選択肢は掻き消えました。Polish Days用ネイル、ここのところ黒系というか暗い系の色ばっかだけどもういいやコレ以外思いつかないし!となったのは秘密です(゚∀゚)

そして今回久々にご登場頂きましたポースーカー!!金色をベースに黒や白を混ぜて色を作ってみましたが如何なもんでしょうか。それなりに深みのある鳥さんたちにはなったかなと思いつつ、……いや動物モチーフって難しいですね(´・ω・`)右手にも描こうかと思いましたが左手に2羽描いただけで集中力が切れました。で、でもお椀にも2羽しかいないからいいや!みたいな!<あかんやん
……でもまあ、ヴィンテージというテーマにはどうにか添えたかなーと思いつつ(´∀`)

21 comments:

  1. The execution and resemblence to your inspiration is perfect!!! The painting of the birds is so well done. And you're right! Edward's Love mirrors the crushed mother of pearls effect brilliantly! Love everything about it :D

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    1. Thank you thank you!!
      I really couldn't go for any other polishes but Edward's Love, even though I felt "OMG AGAIN black polish for polish days!?" :D

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    2. If it fits your theme/ inspiration, it's perfectly alright :)

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  2. Wow, Chiro! This is an amazing execution of your grandma's bowl. WOWOWOWOWOW. :)

    Just super.

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    1. Thank you so much Lisa!! *blushes*

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  3. Gorgeous! Edwards love is perfect and soooo much detail in those bitty birds!

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    1. Thank you Tina ;)
      I couldn't think anything else than this for the theme "Vintage"! :D

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  4. wow! looks awesome! love the way it looks so much with the original!♥

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  5. Wow,, you are so talented, the little birdies are stunning! Love this mani so much, especially the inspiration for it too :) It matches perfectly!

    Aysh xox

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  6. カッコいい!!!
    マジ何回も見ました。ガン見( ̄^ ̄)ゞ
    まさにヴィンテージですね☆
    日本の物でお婆様の御嫁入り道具の一つのお椀…
    カッコ良過ぎる。。。
    和風テイストがあってオシャ〜なネイル、マジお手本にしたいです。
    最近あれこれ考え過ぎてか全然可愛いネイルが思いつかない…まあセンスの問題ですね(T_T)

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    1. ありがとうございます!
      もうネタが無くて振り絞った結果ですwこういうお題目系は良い頭の体操になっていいなと思いつつ、そろそろネタ切れでぜーはーいってたりwww
      とはいえ楽しんで頂けたなら幸いです!

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  7. Gorgeous! ^^ I can't believe you painted on the birds yourself, I thought they were stamped on at first!

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    1. Hahaha thank you!!
      Yep it's painted using ink of Posca markers :)

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  8. Oh wow Chiro that looks fantastic! I had no idea that polish was so nice, I have had it for ages and never used it!!

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    1. Thank you <3
      If you own this polish YOU DEF SHOULD TRY IT!! :D

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