When I first joined Jamberry, one of the features I was the most excited about was the Nail Art Studio. I had plans to put out my own catalog of Geek-Inspired nail art inspired by everything from Star Wars to Harry Potter. Well, I don’t have an entire catalog yet (it’s coming!) but I do have quite a few. And it is just as fun as I thought it would be.
The toughest part, really, is coming up with a color scheme that makes sense. Especially if you’ve never taken any classes or training (free or paid) in graphics design, colors are just hard for me. I can’t look at a blue and say “That’s Cobalt and it will go with a faded lavender.” I have no idea what cobalt goes well with, or even if it is cobalt.
Of course, there are plenty of color wheels where I can plug in the blue (or come really close if I can’t plug it in exact) and they will tell me what coordinates with that color. And that’s great too. But sometimes I want colors that don’t line up on that wheel. After all, life doesn’t always coordinate colors. Say I want to make a design inspired by Supernatural (one of my favorite shows). A color wheel won’t help me put anything together. What will help?
PicMonkey is one of my favorite new tools on the Internet. I’ve been using it for almost a year now (I think I signed up in October of last year… Somewhere thereabouts) and though it was a little slow going at first, it now handles most of my graphics needs in place of Photoshop.
So I am going to walk you through how I make my inspiration palettes, which I then use to create my nail wrap designs.