Tuesday, September 15, 2015

#31DC2015 Day 15- Delicate Print

For this topic I decided to recreate the nails I did for my brother's wedding about a month and a half ago. I was a little busy at the time, so I only snapped one or two photos of it, and nothing really good enough to put on my blog. So here it is again, properly photographed!

Polishes Used:
Color Club- French Tip

The rest is magic marker! I can't imagine that I'm the first person to figure this out, but I didn't follow any kind of tutorial or inspo to come up with this, I did think of it on my own. Here's how to do what I did:

  1. Paint your nail with a light colored base (I used white)
  2. Add a matte topcoat (the marker needs something to grip)
  3. Scribble all over your nails with magic marker- try to cover as much of the surface as possible
  4. Dip a q-tip in alcohol and gently dab it onto the nail. The marker will immediately begin to dissolve and marbelize. Be careful not to use too much alcohol, because then the marker will just come off completely
  5. Repeat steps 3 and 4 as many times as necessary to achieve the desired effect
  6. Once the marker is dry, add a glossy top coat
I used a range of teal to purple magic markers (the ones pictured plus one dark indigo and one dark green) to achieve this exact look. The gold squares are from the DecoPopShop on Etsy


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