Tuesday, August 4, 2009
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.
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