Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Guest Blogger: Amber's Scotch Tape Mani

I know you guys will enjoy this post from Amber of My Nail Graffiti!

Hey ladies! My name is Amber from My Nail Graffiti and I'm obsessed with all things nail polish and nail art related! I even got my sweet husband involved and now he helps me when he can. He is an amazing artist so it's right up his alley...kind of. haha



So today I wanted to show you a super easy nail art technique using scotch tape. I'm sure many of you have seen this on blogs recently...using scotch tape, you can really let your creativity loose!First, is a swatch of my base color, Claire's Evil Queen. I think next time it would be better layered over a black, but regardless, this polish is super pretty!
The secret to most any scotch tape mani is to use a fast dry top coat (I use Seche Vite) so the tape doesn't pull your base color off.  Cut your scotch tape to the design you will want to make and apply it to the nail. Make sure you push it down firmly so the next polish doesn't seep underneath.
Next, paint whatever other colors you want in your design over the remaining uncovered base color. Then, smoothly peel off the tape...you don't have to wait until the polish is dry to do this. We used China Glaze LOL and DV8 for this mani. Holos are super fun to use in scotch tape manicures!
I am addicted to stamping so I couldn't leave this one untouched. So I had my husband add stars from Bundle Monster plate 206 to complete the look.
So that's all I have for you...many thanks to Aurora for hosting me!! I hope you liked it! <3


Thank you Amber! A new form of nail art for my blog! :)

11 comments:

  1. Such a fun mani! Those holos look gorgeous with it and the stars definitely complete the whole look. I can't believe the DH did those! So neat lol

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  2. I have never tried the "tape technique", but I defenitely should. Awesome manicure!

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  3. This is absolutely beautiful !

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  4. Beautiful. Whenever I attempt this the lines get all messed up. Do you remove the tape right after you apply the top coat?

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  5. Thanks ladies! I'm glad you like it!

    @ozlem-It takes a little practice, but yes I remove the tape while the polish is still wet.

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  6. Your Guest post idea is great.. and also this Nail Graffiti post is very cool...!!

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