Hello dear readers,
I’m really excited to share this week’s mani with you. I had been seeing some beautiful nail designs with raised gold designs and really wanted to know how it was done. I finally found some videos that showed the technique and of course I had to try it.
It’s done by using a very thick, heavily pigmented gel ‘paint’ usually in black to paint the design and then using the sticky layer you apply gold nail art foil. Well, I didn’t have any gel paint and the only gel polish I have that the sticky layer is tacky enough to transfer foil is Shellac….so I busted out my old bottle of Black Pool and discovered it had thickened quite a bit which made it perfect for this technique. Using a very small detail brush I applied the abstract design and then cured in a UV lamp for 2 min. Then I took a bit of gold nail art transfer foil and lightly pressed over the black. I then added some Indigo Illumination gels into some of the spaces to form ‘gems’ and cured. One coat of topcoat and done!
It was surprisingly easy, the hard part was deciding what sort of design I wanted to do :). I will also be posting a video tomorrow showing how to do this technique. Enjoy!
Base color: IBD Whipped Cream
Abstract design color: Shellac Black Pool
Gems: Indigo Illumination Gels