Creative musings in bright colors

Ikat Fail

I hate ikat designs. I find them messy and more or less an eyesore. When I saw that I would need to do one for this month’s challenge, I shuddered. It was involuntary. And, as one might expect, I failed spectacularly.


I went searching for some color pallets that I found tolerable, and chose green and gold. I should add the caveat that only my ring finger is free-handed, the other nails are stamps with lighter green painted over them. Sadly, even my stamp doesn’t work! (This I had been dreading…it was this stamp that I REALLY wanted when I got this set, and it just isn’t etched quite deeply enough. I had been putting off using it just so I could convince myself it wasn’t actually bad).



  • White: Wet n’ Wild – French White Creme
  • Green: Sinful Colors – Exotic Green
  • Dark green: Sinful Colors – Last Chance
  • Gold: Essie – Penny Talk


Moral: never again. I will find some way around ever doing ikat again. Ugh.

Comments on: "Ikat Fail" (6)

  1. see how this Ikat drawing is done with the vertical dashes ( – ) done to look like the vertical strings of a weaving. (Ikat is a weaving technique, as you know.)

  2. That ring finger isn’t half bad – it was the first thing that caught my eye and I knew it was IKAT. : )

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