i actually have this print hanging in my house, i like it so much. i decided to recreate the easiest piece of the artwork- the balloons :P.
base color: 1 coat dark kiss franken
blue dots: sally hansen xtreme wear pacific blue
purple dots: sally hansen xtreme wear lacey lilac
green dots: sinful mint apple
yellow dots: revlon colorstay buttercup
peach dots: american apparel summer peach
i chose cooler, more muted colors for my balloons. i really liked this look, and so did all of my little girl students! one girl told me tonight that they looked like colored lanterns in the night sky :P. how cute is that?
above are all the polishes i used for the dots (to see swatches of the base color, click here). you can tell that sinful mint apple is much loved lol, because look at the crazy bottle! i think that's mercury rising that exploded all over the cap, but i can't be sure. . . .
by the way, i used the opposite end of this brush to make the dots. i don't have any dotting tools on the larger end of the scale, so i used the wooden side of an old clean-up brush for the dots. just wanted to throw that out there, for those of you who need a larger dotting tool :P.