Armed Forces Day Nails
Today sees the start of a week of events to celebrate the armed forces in the UK. With Army and Royal Airforce bases locally the military make a huge contribution to the area. To show my support in my own little way I have created a mani to represent the British military.
More details after the break...
This was created with a mixture of polishes and acrylic paint.
The base for my thumb a little finger was Barry M Spring Green and the poppy field effect was created using green and red acrylic paint.
When I first suggested this idea to my Mum she said "you know the British Army emblem is a lion rampant over cross swords above a crown" I nodded and said "that's nice". I obviously only have small nails so I had to be quite selective about what I chose to represent each force. My skills don't quite stretch to teeny tiny lions at the moment! This is what I came up with.
Index finger - Army - Crossed swords - Barry M Green Emerald base, gold and red acrylic paint and Barry M black nail art pen for the outline.
Middle finger - Navy - Anchor - China Glaze Frostbite base, Barry M silver nail art pen and Barry M black nail art pen for the outline.
Ring finger - Airforce - Eagle - Barry M Cobalt Blue base, Gold acrylic paint, Barry M black nail art pen for the outline.
I hope you like this idea. It was certainly a lot of fun to put together.