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fredag den 1. februar 2013

Scarab’s drag flowers

 

 
The base color is Illamasqua Scarab, a beautiful brown-toned wine red. Did you know that Scarabaeus sacer, is a scarab beetle worshiped by Ancient Egyptians, it’s a dung beetle actually. Now we rarely see the Scarab, that is efficient agriculture for you :(…
I remember when I was a kid growing up in the countryside, at dusk they flew, and could hit you pretty hard, if you were on a fast bike. Mine was fast because I was slightly afraid of ghosts and some other creatures that in my imagination lived different places on my route back home from my play mate, I remember signing really loud made them keep their distance ;)
I painted flowers with metallic arylic colors, and used the drag-marble technique for both the leaves and petals, and the top coat is imn Nothern Lights in Gold, it’s looks a bit weird on the photos.
Grundfarven er Illamasqua Scarab, en smuk bruntonet, vinrød. Vidste du er Scarabaeus sacer, er en bille også kaldet skarnbasse, som de gamle ægyptere tilbad. Vi ser dem sjældent i dag, de har som så meget andet fået dårligere betingelser på grund af effektivt landbrug :(
I min barndom boede jeg også på landet, og jeg husker hvordan skarnbasserne fløj i mørkningen, og hvis man havde for stor fart på cyklen, kunne de ramme ret hårdt, hvis man cyklede ind i en. Og jeg cyklede hurtigt, for jeg var lidt bange for spøgelser og trolde og hvad der i hvert fald i min fantasi nu ellers fandtes på turen hjem fra min legekammerat. Jeg husker at hvis jeg sang meget højt, så kunne jeg holde disse spøgelserne på afstand ;)
Jeg malede blomsterne med akrylfarve og brugte drag-marble teknikken til både blade og blomster. Toplakken er imn Nothern Lights in Gold, det ser lidt underligt ud på billederne…

48 kommentarer:

  1. Hvor ser det fint ud Maria :-)
    Bundfarven er virkelig lækker!
    Drag-marble teknik?! Vil du forklare hvad det går ud på.

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    1. Tusind tak, Anne Mette!
      Hmm, den helt korte version er våd lak, en dråbe af en anden farve, og så trækker du mønstre med f.eks. en pensel eller spidsen af en "orange stick". Her lagde jeg først lakken og derefter benyttede jeg teknikken til bladene og derefter kronbladene...
      Gav det mening...?

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  2. Oh,just gorgeous,the color combos you choose are just beyond amazing:)

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    1. Aw, aaawww - I'm blushing, thanks a lot Mimi :)

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  3. Gorgeous, really gorgeous. Great color combination.

    Kind regards,
    Elena

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    1. I am SO happy to hear that, thanks a lot Elena!!

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  4. Your flowers are gorgeous as always :)
    I don't like scarabs and they hit me too :D

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    1. LOL - yay someone who met them IRL - thank you so much, Irmak, I'm so happy to hear it!

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  5. Scarab is gorgeous and the nail art matches perfect! it's so pretty.x

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    1. Thank you so very much, I'm happy you like it!

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  6. aaaaaaw, you did it once again... the base color is just perfect <3

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    1. OHHH, I'm so very happy that you think so, I wasn't quite satisfied myself - thank you so very much, Zana!

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  7. That's just beautiful! And I would have flipped out if one of them hit me :/

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    1. LOL - they aren't dangerous, but just a bit large ;) I'm so haooy you like it, thanks a lot Kas!

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  8. What can I say!! You naild it as usual :)

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    1. LOL - I'm so happy, that you think so - thank you so much Helena!!

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  9. Beautiful flowers! :-)
    Have a nice weekend!

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    1. Thank you so much, Lillibit - and to you too!

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  10. So, you could have become a singer, after all those singing loud! But, who was more afraid of who: you were afraid of ghosts and other strange creatures or they were afraid of you when you started singing? :-)
    Illamasqua Scarab is the kind of red that I could wear, I like dark red! :-)
    Beautiful flowers and the combination of colours!

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    1. LOL - definitely, they were afraid when I sang - whether it was my singing or the loud sound - personally I prefer to think the latter... ;)
      Thank you so much, Tanja!

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  11. I have also learned that singing really loud keeps unwanted creatures away from you!
    I love the mani, obviously, but you already know that ;)

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    1. LOL, I'm happy to hear that I'm not alone ;)
      Thank you so much, my friend!

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  12. Wow dear, such a bright and different design, all of yours are very unique. xx

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    1. I'm so happy you like it, thank you so much, Marib!!

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  13. Soooo pretty and the red is gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you so much, I'm happy you like it :)

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  14. love these flowers Maria :)

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    1. I'm so happy to hear it, thanks Lydia :)

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    1. Thank you so much, ScarsLikeLace, I'm so happy to hear it!

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  16. Wow Maria, you've done great work again. And I like your titles too :-). It's fun when you work with the polish name. It gives your nailart something special and original ;-).

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    1. Aww, that's sweet music to my ears, thanks a lot Katherine!

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  17. This is stunning, Maria! I love the color combination and the flowers. :-)

    ~ Yun

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    1. I'm so happy to hear it, thank you Yun!!

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  18. How pretty! Eek wouldn't have liked them hitting me!

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    1. Thank you Traci, and LOL as a child I felt they wee pretty big!

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    1. Thank you - I'm glad you like it :)

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  20. Stunning!!! The colors are absolutely beautiful together!

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    1. I'm so happy you like the combination! Thank you so much, Meredith Anne!

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  21. Gorgeous flowers, and striking combination of colours... and thank you for sharing a bit about your bike rides! ;)

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    1. I'm so happy you like it - and LOL thanks a lot, Tara!

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