Monday, September 16, 2013

31-Day Challenge #16: Peruvian patterns

Well folks, today I'm officially more than halfway done with the 31-Day Challenge!! Just gotta keep that momentum going!

Today's prompt is "tribal". Can I just say first that I really hate the term "tribal"? It's often incorrect and just kind of racist. :-(

*gets off high horse* Anyway, I'm assuming "tribal" means "a pattern used by non-white people". I chose to reproduce some Peruvian textile patterns I found--I love the bright colors they use!

I picked four patterns from this lovely picture to attempt (hopefully you can tell which ones):

I'm pretty impressed with myself, I must say! I'm especially proud of the pattern on my ring finger.

I used a ton of polishes for this one:
  • Revlon Impulsive
  • Sinful Colors Snow Me White
  • Deborah Lippmann On the Beach
  • Revlon Plum Seduction
  • Sally Hansen Lightening
  • Essie Play Date
  • Essie DJ Play That Song
  • Essie The More the Merrier
  • Wet 'n' Wild On a Trip
  • Julep Meryl
  • Julep Nan
  • L'Oreal L'Orange
Whew, I think that's all! Oh, and I mattified everything because, you know, it's fabric! :-D

Don't forget to look at everyone else's "tribal" nails!


  1. Aha! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who's uncomfortable with today's theme. I kind of sidestepped it by just using my own "tribe" and making Jewish nails. I like yours a lot though!

  2. I love the colors, and patterns! I bet this took a while, I cheated today and did stamping! ;)

  3. This is stunning! I was in Peru with a documentary film crew yrs ago and I went nuts for the woven arts...still have 2 weavings on my walls I brought back. You really captured the look!