15 May 2014

Coffee Mug Inspiration: Black & White Floral

Hello my beauties :)

Today I have a mostly black & white design, inspired by my pretty coffee mug!

I've wanted to paint this ever since I bought this mug, which I did fairly soon after moving here and leaving most of my kitchenware behind. I have some plain cups here, but I always like having pretty or fun mugs for my morning coffee. I guess it's silly, but for me it somehow makes the morning nicer! (Anything that can do that is a winner in my book.)

Indoors with flash

I started with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, the lovely creamy slightly greyish-white which is just perfect for a porcelain look. The tips are Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear Black Out, and then I used a small dotting tool and the same white polish to create the row of dots. So far so good.

Then, taking my inspiration from the cup, I used black, white, grey, and pink acrylic paint (mixed up the latter two to match the original as well as I could) and a small detail brush to paint on the flower and vine shapes.

Sealed in with KBShimmer Clearly On Top.

Outdoors in sun--the difference between the OPI polish and a 'true' white is obvious here, with the white paint there for comparison. I love how it adds to the ceramic sort of effect.

I'm quite pleased with these! They look so pretty when I'm holding the matching cup :)

I hope you enjoyed them too. Thanks for reading, and I'll see you soon! xoxo

1 comment:

  1. Nail Art Weekly17 May, 2014 00:02

    I love this! So pretty and you nailed the design perfectly from the cup.


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