Happy Friday! Today I got to do some experimenting with the new camera Mr. Faff got me for Christmas. It's my first DSLR, and aside from an old 35mm that I briefly played with in high school, it's my first foray outside of the compact, point-and-shoot cameras I've owned up until this point, which should explain why my pictures are about to start looking a bit different from what I've been posting. With a bit of luck, by next year I'll have this macro photography thing figured out! In any event, today's prompt for the 31-Day Challenge is Tape Mani, so I created this fun look.
I used a trio of purple and blue polishes, and two different taping techniques to make the magic happen.
|L-R: Orly Royal Velvet, Barry M Lilac Foil, China Glaze Frostbite|
For my index and ring fingers, I applied polish to transparent stationery tape and let it dry. Then I used pinking shears to cut out the zigzag strips of each color and applied the two alternating colors to each nail. To finish off the look, I applied square-cut clear rhinestones to each nail and top coated with SV.
Considering that I really didn't know where I was going with this look when I started painting, I'm pretty satisfied! Working with tape takes patience and attention to detail on par with glitter placement, but I find it much more relaxing.
For more tape manis from today's prompt, be sure to check out the inlinkz below.
Hope you're all having a great day, and I will see you tomorrow!