Modern Nail Art

Modern Nail Art

Chao everyone,

If you haven’t figured by now, I’m a sucker for mixed media artwork and designs. I recently follow an artist named Katie Rogers; on Instagram, she’s Paperfashion. She’s a fantastic watercolor artist! I was that Instagram maniac that liked every single picture on her page. My favorite is the one where she uses nail polish as her medium (below).

nail polish
Tiny Dancer on a Puddle of Pain. Pinned on Pinterest.

It’s so simple and elegant. So….I attempted it. Let tell me ya, this was not simple. First of all, nail polish comes in different viscosity, so depending on how long you’ve had that polish, it might not come out all at once. I basically waited awhile for a decent amount of paint to come out.

Not a good start.

I decided to recreate the Tiny Dancer since I would fail dramatically if I did something else. Well, I failed dramatically anyway.

Has it occurred to anyone that my “painting” looks very similar to that doll head/spider body thing from Toy Story?

The creepy thing that gave me nightmares from Toy Story. Photo from Blogspot.

Not exactly the look I was aiming for. I’m sorry you had to witness that.

Anyway, check out Kate Rodger’s PaperFashion on Instagram! She also has an amazing website that blogs all of her unconventional work. Maybe that will help erase the memory of the creepy doll head.

Until next time,




4 thoughts on “Modern Nail Art

  1. I don’t follow many people in the art world so I don’t get much exposure to this kind of stuff. Thank you for sharing! Unfortunately the photo of your attempt wasn’t working, but I am very curious to see what it looks like.


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