Short post today as I'm struggling with a bad tooth that's giving off a lot of temperature sensitivity and it's got me in a bit of pain, so the dentist should be expecting me! Today's prompt is Fishtail Braid, and I've gone metallic for a soft but chic look accented with square studs.
This time I've turned to the three Barry M Foil finishes that I have. Usually I try to save these for stamping, but I couldn't pass up the chance to use them together for this look.
|L-R: Barry M Silver Foil, Gold Foil, Lilac Foil|
I applied a single coat of Lilac Foil on my thumb, index, and pinky, and set two gold square studs down the center of each nail.
On my middle and ring finger, I applied a thin coat of Gold Foil just around the cuticle area, only pulling about a quarter of the way down the nail. I then began lining my pre-cut, pre-painted tape strips down the nail, working from cuticle to free edge, alternating sides and colors as I worked. I used cuticle nippers to trim the excess tape off each side as I worked.
When I got to the cuticle, I had run out of tape strips, so I just finished the tips with a swipe of the next color, as it was only the free edges, and trimming those bits of tape would have been far trickier. Application was not quite as painless as I had expected and you can see a bit of bubbling in the tape where it didn't want to stick fully, but overall I was able to get the finished look in a fraction of the time it would have taken to do this technique the "real" way. This is also a good option if you're not comfortable with free-handing straight lines. Once everything was applied, I slapped a coat of SV over it, and the look was finished!
For more Fishtail Braid looks, check out the inlinkz below!
Hope you're all off to a great start of the week, and I'll see ya tomorrow!