40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black & White Patchwork

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Hiya guys! Happy... uhh... is it Monday? Everything is such a blur, haha. Last week was a crazy kind of week with my new medication making me sleep odd hours and me stay up until 8 a.m. everyday. I didn't work all week, which was the only real positive I suppose. But on a negative, I missed posting my nail art for the next prompt of the 40 Great Nail Art Ideas challenge. The prompt was black and white patchwork, seems simple right? I thought so until I actually tried doing it, haha.

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black & White Patchwork

I always feel like some of the more simplistic manis are actually harder to pull off. Especially when you're limited on what you can do like in challenges. Whenever I think patchwork, I think a bunch of different colors and patterns stitched together. Don't you?

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black & White Patchwork

Having to pull this off in black and white only equated to a very frustrating couple of hours of nail fails. In the end, I don't think I am fully satisfied with how this ended up turning out. I long for color! In the future, I'll definitely want to recreate this look with a lot more colors involved.

The polishes I used in this design are Rica's white polish (which is mainly used as a stamping polish) and Nail Hoot's black (also a stamping polish as well). I freehanded all the lines using my new Winstonia super thin brush, I don't know the exact sizing but it is from their new berry-wine set. From there it's just a lot of lines.... and lines on lines on lines.

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black & White Patchwork

Doesn't it look like a stamp almost? Especially in the macro shot below. Although I'm not completely happy with the way these turned out, I do like them to a certain extent. Let's just say I feel I could of done a little better with the pattern.

40 Great Nail Art Ideas - Black & White Patchwork

This is definitely starting to become more and more challenging as time goes on, but I suppose that is the whole point haha. Don't forget to check out the other ladies who participated in this weeks challenge prompt.

10 comments

  1. Well done!! I guess patchwork using only black and white is a huge challenge but you did very well!

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  2. When I think of patchwork I do think of colour but you pulled this off very nicely!

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  3. Love patchwork mani's and this is beautiful x

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  4. You did a great job with these. I've never done a patchwork mani.

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  5. I think these are great, but I can certainly see where it would be a challenge!

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  6. Oh I love this look, you did a wonderful job!

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  7. Super cute look, it's perfect for the prompt!

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  8. Very impressive!! Your lines are fantastic!

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  9. I really like how these turned out! I also think patchwork is tricky...for me it is placement and overcrowding. I always have to re-do nails because all of a sudden it's a whole mash of stitches that look like one big glob :(

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