As you know, my friend Kathy comes to play when she needs a fill. She usually brings the newest stuff to try, so it is more of a play date! lol
Yesterday, she brought the new holo powder. This one is from Color Craze 2000.
The one we used on her was actually 35 microns. We sealed the color with a no cleanse gel top coat, rubbed in the powder (just like the chrome powders) and then we repeated those steps to get this amazing coverage.
pic from Couture Nails by Kathy
You can use it over any color to get different effects. So pretty! Thank you again Kathy for making it a fun nail date!
So, I am doing some Halloween inspired nail art and thought I would share with you a stamping challenge that I had , as well as the final result.
I wanted to do some negative space with stamping art. All was going fine until I stamped over the same spot twice! YIKES!
Well, not really because I think that with art you can pretty much fix anything. Especially since this is more abstract art.
Let’s begin. I started with a long super pointed tip and painted a base of white, then orange. Once that was good and dry, I attached some paper reinforcements on the spots where I wanted the negative space to be. Then, I stamped (rather quickly-oops)
Step 1 of my Halloween nail art
I removed the reinfrocement tabs to revel the negative space.
Remove the tabs
Since there were spots that I missed because I stamped so fast (I should have rolled the stamper around the tip), I ended up with some blank spaces that needed to be filled in.
Next step was to use black acrylic paint to perfect the look of the stamping.
Black acrylic to perfect the stamping
I still had the large black spot on the top of the tip, so I used some colors gems to disguise my mistake and the add more dimension to the nail tip.
Here is the finished nail. Happy dizzy-ing Halloween folks! LOL
People ask me sometimes where I get the ideas for nail art? Well, first there is inspiration every where! See this post to see what I mean….http://seriouslynails.com/?p=5229
And a lovely gal I know taught me to travel with my colored pencils (thank you Adela from OPI!) and then I received these templates from a class I took at ISSE Long Beach.
I did this nail early but wanted to use it to show you the process that can be used to put your inspirations onto paper.
With these templates, you can draw out the individual steps that need to be taken to create the design you want. I knew that I wanted the nail to look like this so I drew the complete image in the “main design” area.
Once you have that down, you can break it down into individual steps. (pardon the blurry picture)
As well as picking out the shape of the nail, this gives you a paper copy of your work in case you want to re-create the look again at a later date! Not such a bad idea.
I also use them to quickly jot down different ideas that pop into my head (THAT usually happen at ridiculous times of the night or at stop lights!!!!)
I thought that some of you might be able to make use of them as well. You could email for a copy or even just google nail art templates on Google Images! (try for the free to use ones)