The theme for today is Polka Dots. Upon looking for inspiration, I started thinking about doing something a little out of the ordinary. When you hear the prompt "Polka Dots," I'm sure you think of something like this, right?
That's what I think of too...but the purpose of this challenge is for me to do things that I wouldn't normally think of!
Originally I thought of doing a sort of connect the dots mani and doing something like you'd see in a children's workbook with the dots and the corresponding numbers. But I didn't think I'd have enough room on each nail to do something like that... so I thought of something similar...
Constellations! I could still do dots that were supposed to represent something, but didn't have to draw parts of the image!
I used a base of Zoya Indigo for the night sky. Indigo is a beautiful navy blue with teeny tiny holographic glitter. The glitter wasn't noticeable enough to represent a night sky though, so what do I do? What else but add some Fairy Dust on top of it! I love Fairy Dust way more than I should...
Here are some pictures of Fairy Dust over Indigo:
Then I used the point of a needle (yes, a needle) to dot on the various constellations. Can you figure out what any of the constellations pictured below are? They are all actual formations!
|Constellations from L to R: Orion's Belt, Hercules, Perseus, & Bootes (even though I admit it looks like The Big/Little Dipper|
I am loving this constellation mani! And it was so so simple to do! Does this fall under Polka Dots or did I stray too much from the theme? ;)