Well, I finally saw the dentist yesterday, and prognosis: root canal. Fun! All I can say is that I'm happy that I'm not in the overwhelming pain that I've suffered the past 5 days waiting for that appointment! Now we can return to regular broadcasting... whatever that means around here. Today's prompt for the 31DC is Blue Base, so I decided to play around with another abstract technique to create this look.
I decided I wanted to play around a bit more with that smoky watercolor effect, so this time I did it the "right" way, using a brush to dab the acetone around, and just kept building layers. I began with two coats of OPI Russian Navy for my base. My first smoked-out layer is George Blue Lagoon, a metallic light blue I bought hoping it was opaque enough for stamping (hint: it isn't). To add contrast and depth, I then did a layer of China Glaze Life Preserver again with the smoke technique. Finally, I added some streaks of Collection Aztec Gold to make veins running through what had become an interesting marble design for me. Just a note: I added a layer of topcoat between each step to protect the under layers from the acetone, and then a final layer of SV on top to make it all glossy.
As I'm wont to do, I had to add a coat of NYC Matte Me Crazy, "just to see!"
And finally... when hubby saw me using VL014 for my dragonfly look, he immediately insisted that I do dinosaur nails, so I obliged him as a final step with these, using Barry M Key Lime to stamp.
For more Blue Based looks, check out the inlinkz below.
Have a great and safe weekend, and I'll see ya tomorrow!