Sunday, June 22, 2014

Before & After: Lovely Leadlight Flowers

Hello!

This month's theme in the Nail Challenge Collaborative is Black & White, so I decided this was the perfect time to try out the 'lead light' technique everyone is talking about.

If you haven't heard of it, it's basically an extremely easy way to get a stained glass effect for you manicure. Here's what you need:

(1) A white/very light base color
(2) Black/very dark stamping
(3) Several colors of very sheer nail polish.

And here's what you do. First, start off with your base polish. I used Color Club Look Don't Tusk, and ivory creme:


Color Club Look Don't Tusk
Color Club Look Don't Tusk

Color Club Look Don't Tusk
Color Club Look Don't Tusk



Next I stamped, using Konad Black and MoYou Explorer 21 and Tourist 20 (I will have videos for these before too long). I put on a coat of Seche Vite before the next step:





Finally, I used a variety of LA Colors polishes in orange (Tahiti Sunrise), magenta (Fiji Purple), lime (Current), light blue (Radiation), and purple polishes (Tropical Breeze), and went over the stamping with a dotting tool:




This was so easy to do, and it gives such a lovely look--very elegant and eye-catching. :)

I'll have another look using this technique next time...Hope your weekend was wonderful!

Hugs,
M.

15 comments:

  1. That's such a transformation! Gorgeous

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    1. Thank you! I can't believe how easy the technique is! :)

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  2. Love seeing the before and after! It turned out amazing! :)

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    1. Thank you! I'm so glad I finally tried it. :)

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  3. But it looks so difficult with all the complex detailing! :)
    It's just so beautiful. It looks gorgeous on a white-ish base.

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    1. Totally easy!! I promise anybody can do it. And thank you!

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  5. I commented from the wrong account so I deleted it and am here to re-post :-)
    This is so beautiful Michelle! I have yet to try out the Lead Light technique but am waiting til my skills get a bit better. Stamping has been hit and miss for me lately!!

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    1. Thank you so much!! And I know how it is, stamping is hit and miss for me lots of times too. Some days I can't get anything right and I just say 'this manicure is cursed!' lol!

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  6. Oooooo...me likey the dotting tool idea! <3

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