Saturday, 22 November 2014

Faded Stripes

I love playing around with my Additives, I know at first many were a little daunted about what to actually do with them but you really have to just let your imagination run wild.  I had this idea in my head of different shades faded into each other, broken up by stripes.

I took CND Shellac Indigo Frock, cured two coats and then applied the striping tape evenly spaced out as that was the result I wanted but I think it would be interesting for them to be random sized stripes too.
I choose three CND Additives that I thought would do well together but equally that they were not similar as I wanted a definite colour change between them.

I applied the colours with a small brush but a little bit more than needed so that it naturally fell either side of the striping tape, creating a natural blend of colours with minimal effort.

Here is what I ended up with.  This is probably another amazing idea for Shellac Shelf Sitters because you can only see a glimpse of the gorgeous Indigo Frock underneath anyway.
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  1. oh wow you make this look so easy and the results are great!!


  2. Does the top coat drag the additives down when the striping tape is removed? I would be frightened it would!! It looks amazing I'm going to give it a go!! ��

    1. Good question - you need to make sure that you float the top coat across the nail with enough top coat for it not to drag. It's a lot of fun actually! Enjoy! x


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