Monday, 18 November 2013

33DC Day 25: A New Technique for Me

Hello polish lovers!

Today I have my new technique mani for you.  It was really difficult to decide on a technique I had not done before...not because I have done them all(Goodness knows I am not even close)  but because most of the techniques I have not tried are because of how messy they are.  This really causes my OCD to come out and there is nothing worse than trying to clean polish out from your cuticles for half an hour for clean up.  This problem means that I was not yet willing to try water marble or splatter nails.  I have enough problems with the clean up for stamping and gradients.

Because of this problem I wanted to choose a technique that I had not done that required very little clean up, and so I chose the Saran Wrap technique.

For my base colour I decided on yet another of the Color Clubs from the unnamed sets.  This one is a bright, almost neon peach that I think is East Austin, based on swatches.

Sorry for how dark the colour is but there was NO SUN that day...I may as well have been living in a cave.  This is 2 easy coats of East Austin, perfectly opaque and basically no clean up required.

Once this was dry I added a light coat of my second colour, another unnamed Color Club that I think is All That Razz, and quickly balled up Saran Wrap to remove the colour and create a stone effect(if stones were bright peach and pink).

I don't know if I removed quite enough of All That Razz but I quite liked the effect, especially on my pinkie and ring nails.

I think this technique would make a great base for stamping, so look forward to something like that in the near future.

That is all for today but I will be back on Wednesday with my next 33DC mani Inspired by Instagram.

Until then, polish happy!

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