There’s a kind of pretty lacquerware that I’ve seen a lot in Japan and China. It’s made of wood, a clear coat, and cinnabar, a reddish mineral. I guess making lacquerware is kind of like painting nails: a steady hand, quite a few coats of varnish, and a lot of patience!
Image from factsanddetails.com
First, I frankened a reddish orange from equal parts China Glaze Red Essence, a medium red shimmer, and China Glaze Yell-oh, a medium yellow with yellow glassy flecks. This is a little bit lighter than the true color of cinnabar, but I wanted the base to stand out.
Out came the Konad! This plate has very dense images on it and was kind of tricky to do, but all in all, I like the result. This is plate M72, one of the newer ones. This image will all but obliterate a base color because it’s got a lot of coverage. (I smudged the index finger, sorry).
As you can see, I tried a different Konad from the same plate on my thumb, but I preferred the image that went on the other fingers. For some reason, the “hand around the bottle shot” always shows details really well for me, though I feel a bit cheesy doing it!