I've recently noticed that the leaves are getting really gorgeous. I have no idea when the peak time is/was/when it will be, but I'm definitely seeing more intense reds and oranges now. I tried to capture this colour shift that the leaves undergo during this time of year - definitely one of the best things about fall! I actually tried several different background colours for this design, but gray won out in the end.
The gray came out a little thick and the colour changes are subtle, but all in all, I think this looks quite pretty! A lot more work went into this than meets the eye. I first sponged on a gradient for the colour shift using my regular sponge method (I've lined up the colours in the same order that I used them, in the picture below). Then I used the polish brush from my Factory Grey to outline the leaf shapes and fill in the negative space. This made it a bit difficult to make many leaves on each nail - if I were to do this again, I'd probably try with a smaller brush. If you think there's an easier and better way I could have pulled this off, let me know! Maybe if I had a really small leaf-shaped hole punch, I could have used tape?
|Left to right: Orly "Meet Me Under The Mistletoe", China Glaze "Harvest Moon", "Riveting", "Ruby Pumps", American Apparel "Factory Grey"|
Hoped you like these, and have a good one!