The challenge for today: a flag. I first thought to do the coat of arms of the district I live in, but then realism reared its shiny head and I remembered that only one segment was even remotely within my skill-level. Guess which.
Instead I’ll give Austria another try (the last try happened a long time ago and ended in an unpostable fail).
Here’s what I used:
- essie rock solid
- essence btgn base sealer
- essie blanc
- acrylic paint
- essence btgn top sealer
- Seche Vite
I started by applying my bases, some blanc and Seche Vite. On that base I painted all of the designs with acrylic paint, then sealed them with top sealer and Seche Vite. I first tried taping, but as usual the tape decided that curved surfaces are evil and the paint went under it, so I took off the tape and freehanded everything.
I had to severely simplify the Austrian coat of arms (here’s the original). If I do this again, it’ll be all stripy flags. No more coats of arms. The ring finger was such a pain, you can see how wonky it is and I’m actually thrilled with how it turned out. Sad innit?