For the third @clairestelle8challenge July prompt, Unicorn: I have painted the Narwhal which I discovered through my (not very extensive!) research, 🤓😄 is one possible candidate for inspiring the unicorn mythology. The unicorn was known, among other things, for its rarity and its twisting magical horn. In addition to its rarity, I was fascinated to learn that the Narwhals single tusk has remarkable sensory powers enabling it gauge water temperature and salinity, likely helping it to navigate through the ocean depths. And if that ain't magical I don't know what is!
Of all the prompts, this is the one I was most looking forward to but also the one I struggled with the most. Anyway, after several false starts I remembered that I had I @colorsbyllarowe Chasing a Unicorn in my stash and then everything fell into place. I painted my little narwhal image with @aengland_official Symphony in Blue and Silver and applied it as a decal over the white holographic polish. I stamped the wave image from the @emilydemolly plate EDM04 using the same blue polish and finished with an accent of @gracefullnailpolish The White Rider on my pinky. The first photo is in natural light and the second with lighting to show the holo effect, although I definitely need more practice photographing these kind of polishes! It's the first time I've tried making decals and I did find that they were inclined to wrinkle a bit. Does anyone have any tips on how to settle it nice and flat onto the nail? If you do I'll be very interested to hear! #clairestelle8july ... Ooh I've just thought: I wonder if this could double up as a Unicorn/Nautical design? 🦄⚓️😮😄