The Lacquer Legion: GARDEN…Veggies and More Veggies

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Hi guys! It’s official. I’ll be at the Rite Aid in Beverly Hills with JulieG on June 21st from 10am – 2pm doing nail art. Gah! So exciting. If you’re in the Los Angeles area – please come and see me!! More details to come.

It’s the fifth Lacquer Legion (hard to believe, isn’t it?) and the prompt is GARDEN!  I decided to do vegetables instead of flowers. I thought it would be different and fun and something I’d never do otherwise! I’m pretty stoked about how they turned out. If only I had this much patience more often! :)

Lacquer Legion: Garden (May 2014) #LLgarden

My base is Zoya Tilda, a warm green creme from the new Tickled Collection. Not much shows through, but Tilda made a great canvas. All of the veggies are free-handed with acrylic paint and a few teeny, tiny art brushes.

Lacquer Legion: Garden (May 2014) #LLgarden

I looked for clip art so I could get some ideas on how to stylize the veggies…but the actual composition is totally random. I started with blobs of color, then added some darker shading and finally outlined it all with a dark brown. The key to the outlines is to thin out the paint with water…a lot!

Lacquer Legion: Garden (May 2014) #LLgarden

I wasn’t happy with my effort in-progress (in fact, I almost gave up!)…but the more I futzed with it, the more it grew on me and I’m really happy with the final product. I like the painterly look sans topcoat. I actually didn’t topcoat it until the next day (which was too late as some of the edges started to unravel in my sleep…eeeck!). It’s too bad because it looked nice with a matte finish.


Be sure to post your blooming manis (that almost sounds like I’m cussing, doesn’t it?) all over the web today with the #LLgarden hashtag so we can find you! Check out the Lacquer Legion Facebook where we’ll feature some of our faves at the end of the day.

More on The Lacquer Legion: The Lacquer Legion, conceived by Sarah of Chalkboard Nails (work/play/polish, The Nailasaurus, and Rebecca Likes Nails are admins), releases a new nail art prompt every month. Join the fun by posting your mani on the designated day using the assigned hashtag. There’s no commitment…participate as much or as little as you’d like. Get involved in the community and show your stuff! Everyone is welcome! Follow The Lacquer Legion on Facebook for upcoming prompts and info.

Disclosure: Polish used in this post was provided by Zoya for my consideration. All opinions are my own. For more information, please see my disclosure policy.

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  1. MeryeBeth Albert says:

    What an incredibly cool mani! I LOVE what you did.

  2. That is an awesome mani!! You are so talented!!!

  3. Chantel says:

    This is amazing. Great job :)

  4. Sarah T says:

    This is great! It definitely looks like a oil painting on your nails!

  5. Lisa N. says:

    Wow these look amazing! There is some much detail to it.

  6. Jayna says:

    These are amazing! They are so detailed – it must have taken you so long to do! :)

  7. OMG! I love the look of this mani. It’s very detailed and the colours are great! It must’ve taken hours to draw that, right?
    Absolutely gorgeous! *_____*

  8. Shut the front door! These are amazing! The detailing is fabulous! Love it!

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