When I first saw the treasure map prompt for today, I thought ‘How pirate-y is that?!’ but then wondered how much variety there could possibly be with such a straightforward theme. Most treasure maps look basically the same, right? Well, even if a lot of maps look similar on paper, they sure don’t on nails! The ladies in the Challenge Your Nail Art group have come up with quite a few unique takes on the prompt, which is really great! So congrats on your creative thinking, ladies!
I myself stuck with the obvious approach. It’s an oldie, but a goodie. So I made a map going across three of my nails, with a compass rose on my pinky and a ‘HERE BE DRAGONS’ warning on my thumb. I used Flower Go With the Flow-er, No7 Beanie, OPI A-Piers to be Tan, Zoya Louise, Kleancolor Black, and Kleancolor Red to make this treasure map.
I’m glad I didn’t over think this one. Everything was pretty easy, and the only element that gave me any trouble was the compass rose. I had a nice pretty (more detailed) one, but I dropped a brush and got a nice big slash of brown across it, so I just filled the whole thing in with brown and added some black accents instead. I still like it though. It not only functions as the compass rose, but it also looks vaguely like the wheel of a ship! My only afterthought is that I wish I had added a matte top coat. I didn’t even think of it until long after I called this mani complete.
Sadly, tomorrow is the last day of the challenge. But since it’s a freestyle day, I get the chance to fulfill any pirate stereotypes that I haven’t yet tried!