So, how did I do this?
First I painted two coats of nail polish onto a plastic page protector and waited three hours for them to dry.
I used Color Club Style Icon (red), Revlon's Jaded Night (green), and Sinful Colors, Black on Black.
Then scraped up the rectangles of dried paint. See? They are like vinyl sheets.
Cut them into strips.
Applied one coat of base coat, then start placing the strips onto the nail in a braiding pattern, alternating the different colors.
Trim off the excess with a cuticle trimmer.
Clean up the cuticles with a brush and acetone.
Slap on a thick coat of top coat.
Viola! See below.
I used American Classics, Gelous base coat, and INM Out the Door top coat for this.
I'm so glad I finally got a chance to do this! It was fun and the lines are nice and crisp. I am pretty bad at nail art, so this technique is much easier for me to do. I found out about this technique, I think from Sammasaurus at Nailasaurus....a long time ago... I'm too lazy to search for the link.
I love how this challenge is only once a week! I've been enjoying just painting my nails and not taking photos every other day, for now. I'm going to go and see what the rest of the ladies in the challenge are up to!
Thanks for stopping by!!!