Happy new year, everyone! I'm taking some time off from crocheting/crafting right now, so I figured I'd share some nail art instead. My goal here was to create a french-ish winter themed look and this is how it came out. I'm pretty happy with it. Read on for how I created this look.
- Shellac base coat
- Shellac nude color coat (I used CND negligee)
- Shellac top coat
- Shellac lamp
- Stamping polishes (I used white and two shades of blue)
- Stamper and scraper
- Stamping plates (I used Konad m59 and Winstonia W222)
- Stained glass glitter (I used Lecente crushed ice random glitter)
- Orange wood stick or other stained glass glitter applicator
- Glitter in color of your choice
- Glitter brush
- Isopropyl Alcohol
How I did it:
- Prep nails (remove old polish, file/shape, push back cuticles, dehydrate w/acetone).
- Apply shellac base coat and cure under lamp.
- Apply 2 coats of nude color, curing under lamp after each coat.
- For all nails except accent nail, stamp snowflakes in various colors. Allow to dry completely before top coating in next step.
- For accent nail, apply stained glass glitter with orange wood stick or utensil of your choice.
- Topcoat all nails and cure, taking extra care to make sure all stained glass glitter is laying flat.
- Using your glitter brush, apply regular glitter in the color of your choice to the tips of the nails (hence me calling them french-ish)
- Carefully topcoat all nails while avoiding contaminating your topcoat bottle with excess glitter.
- For a smoother finish, apply one final coat of topcoat and cure, making sure to seal the tips of the nails.
- Remove the tacky layer with isopropyl alcohol. You're all done!