Polish Days – Vintage

Polish Days Vintage

Polish Days Vintage

When the theme for the Polish Days was announced I was thrilled! I love vintage patterns even if I don’t necessarily like having a vintage style in my home. I started to look on the internet for inspiration for a pattern that I could do. I could have done the rose patterns I’ve done before in suitable colors but I wanted to try something new. Well, acrylic paint is something I haven’t got along with so far so when I saw this tutorial I knew I needed to try it! This is actually my third try with this design in different color schemes and the one that came out best of the three of them.

The base color of this mani is Essie – Mint Candy Apple. On top of that I used OPI – Thanks a WindMillion and the saran wrap technique to do some random darker spots.

Saran Wrap

Saran Wrap

The next thing I did is to apply some newspaper print on top of that. This is the first time I’m using this technique and there are a couple of ways of doing that, both giving the same result. What I used for the newspaper print was plain water. That worked just as well as alcohol for me.
Then the acrylic painting begun! With a little practice on a paper I ended up with these flowers. I’m not quite comfortable with the acrylic painting and I definitely need more practice in that area. I’ve seen so many great tutorials for acrylics that I will need to try a little more of that in the future.

Vintage Nails

Vintage Nails


Check out the other girls’ Vintage nails!



  1. March 12, 2013 / 8:09 pm

    I used this tutorial before and I loved it! I like that you changed the color palette a bit!

    • March 14, 2013 / 6:54 pm

      Isn’t that an amazing tutorial! I loved her colors too but I wanted mine to be mint :D

  2. Stacy
    March 12, 2013 / 8:17 pm

    WOW!! I would never want to take this mani off, it’s SO beautiful!!

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:01 pm

      Thank you Stacy! Well, I’ve got tired of it after about a couple of days so I changed it now :D

  3. March 12, 2013 / 8:39 pm

    Looks really pretty!

  4. March 12, 2013 / 8:41 pm

    Oh, so wonderful and artistic!

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:03 pm

      Thanks Lariesa! I have to get used to acrylics, I love them but I still can’t work with them properly :D

  5. March 12, 2013 / 8:54 pm

    These came out great! Wish I was skilled with acrylic paint.

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:04 pm

      Thank you so much Sabine! I wish that too :D

  6. March 12, 2013 / 9:13 pm

    Otroligt fint! Jag är imponerad av dina magnolior. Hade jag gjort det hade ingen kunnat se om det var barbapappa eller en blomma…

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:05 pm

      Hahaha, tack så mycket!! Ja, man kan i alla fall se att det är en blomma :D

  7. March 12, 2013 / 9:25 pm

    Beautiful Ina – I think Monet/Van Gogh fusion <3

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:06 pm

      Oh wow thank you but you’re really too kind :D

  8. March 12, 2013 / 10:45 pm

    Lovely! Looks like a painting, like Christine said, Monet or Van Gogh.

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:09 pm

      Thank you so much Ishah, I really appreciate it!

  9. Anita
    March 12, 2013 / 11:22 pm

    Perfectly vintage and beautiful!

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:10 pm

      Thank you Anita, I’m glad you like it!!

  10. March 12, 2013 / 11:32 pm

    I was instantly attracted to your mani right from the thumbnails!
    It’s a gorgeous look! The techniques blend together so subtly yet so well. And the floral painting is beautiful!

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:11 pm

      Aw, thank you so much A Lacquered Affair!! I wish I could have done it better but I’m still not comfortable with acrylics!

  11. March 12, 2013 / 11:49 pm

    They look beautiful! Your flowers turned out great!

  12. March 13, 2013 / 12:28 am

    this wins the theme!! so AWESOME

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:12 pm

      Aw, thank you so much!! I’m glad you liked it!!

  13. March 13, 2013 / 2:39 am

    These are just lovely! All those techniques blend together seamlessly!

  14. March 13, 2013 / 2:46 am

    Yes! As soon as I saw the thumbnail I knew this was Robin Moses inspired :D I love her and I love your recreation of it! The painterly feel of this is just so sweet :)

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:13 pm

      Haha, I love her work too! Thank you, I’m so glad you like it!

  15. March 13, 2013 / 8:31 am

    Såååå otrooooligt vackert! Du är ju såååå duktig!! Underbara färger.

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:14 pm

      Vad roligt att du tyckte om det!! Jag gillar färgerna också!

  16. March 13, 2013 / 10:20 am

    Great paint art, I can’t believe you say you haven’t tried out for it so much; so nice!!

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:15 pm

      Haha thank you, I think three tries are too to many :D

  17. March 13, 2013 / 11:57 am

    Vansinnigt vackert är vad det är!

  18. March 13, 2013 / 5:46 pm

    these are beautiful!!! i love the colors

  19. March 14, 2013 / 12:17 am

    Very very beautiful!

  20. March 14, 2013 / 3:55 am

    Oh my goodness! This looks so amazing <3

  21. March 14, 2013 / 7:36 am

    Wow! Just looks amazing! I love the base and the acrylic flowers! They are perfect!

  22. March 14, 2013 / 7:59 am

    Oh my gosh this is just BEAUTIFUL! I really want to try out this newspaper technique! Looks fab!

    Aysh xox

    • March 14, 2013 / 7:17 pm

      Thank you so much! The newspaper technique is a lot of fun! Try it!

  23. March 16, 2013 / 12:12 am

    Stunning mani, and I love the colors you used!

  24. March 18, 2013 / 7:46 am

    Hi there, I just dicovered your blog! This mani is adorably sweet and chic. Thanks for sharing! It is definitely a must-try!