Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Chinese Take-Out

My mother in law , Loiscame for her weekly mani. I have been wanting to do a sponge art nail for a while...but my fingers were full of other konadicures I had already drempt up! Any how, Lois was very generous in letting me wing it. Now when she comes over for a paint job, she knows to just throw her hands over, and let me do my thing. Very trusting of her indeed. So here is what I'm Calling Chinese Take Out. Maybe I should had dubbed it China Town Because take out really would be a white nail with red Konad on it? Anyway...

Here is what you will need. Sally Hansen intsa dry in Lightening, Petites in Mango, Konad red, any black that works with konad. For a VERY complete list, see sasse's stamping stampede.
You will also need the Konad sponge art set. But really, you can use any dense foam like material-not a regular sponge! I think the gray art brushes from the craft store would work (it appears to be the same material). Then you would need a plate/flat surface to put polish on, maybe a magazine page...so you can just toss it later?
1. Paint base coat
2. Sponge nail tips and graduate color to tips.
The picture below shows how you apply a "blob" to the plate, then pick up a small amount of color on the sponge.
3. Stamp image from plate24 in red, then again in black.
4. Finish with dragon flies on thumb, or any other finger there is extra room.

14 comments:

CamRenRai16(SHOBE) said...

i wish i can do designs like this u do it very neat.i just bought konad recently.is that your real nails?.if it is its very pretty.

Danielle said...

What a great post. Thanks so much for explaining what you need and how you do it. The end result is fantastic! I love them too.

mia said...

love the chinese.. so pretty :)

Brooke said...

very cute!! so creative!

konADDICT said...

thanks ladies...of course these are my mother-in-laws nails! She is so good @ letting me go to town on her nails...MY MOTHER came over and watched cautiously, opting for a traditional french mani (BORING) ha ha ha!

Louie (chulalouie) said...

awesome! I luv it.. very pretty!

Applesushi said...

So cute! I love how the fading colour effect can be done with a sponge i didn't know that was how to achive the look! Your nail design is so lovely, i will definately be saving to buy a Konad nail kit!

Velvet said...

Love,love,love it! That's so creative. Great designs. Thanks for sharing how to do it.

paintedladyfingers said...

What a fun manicure! I hope you all went out to eat afterwards!

mookiej said...

That is awesome! I love the color combination!

*~kAy~* said...

those look pretty awesome! <3
I didn't know how i was going to use the chinese character on my image plate! :P

Solveig said...

Really beautiful and creative, as usual! I've been missing your konadicures. :)

And I love that you include a step-by-step explanation with pictures, that is so useful! :D

Lucy said...

How exciting a design that is. I love it. Love gorgeous on you Mother-in-Law! Nice to have your nails done by a true artist. Love the sponge design.

Pammie said...

Very cute look, I did something similar to this last week that I am wearing now, will post a pic later this week. No Konad, I just blended.