As you ladies may know from reading my blog, I love gray-based colors. Mushroomy, muted, dusty, faded…there a lot of different terms, but they all refer to a color with gray (or sometimes brown) in the base. I also appreciate vibrant colors, but sometimes I like a vintage feel rather than a bright traffic-stopper.
You can make gray-based from any color. The trick is go slowly because the color can change dramatically when gray is added.
First, I mixed neutral purple with half red and half blue (Essie Jelly Apple for the red, China Glaze Bermuda Breakaway for the blue). This made a medium-dark neutral purple, like grape soda. From there, I mixed up some crème gray (black and white, of course) and added the purple base to it.
I’m still working with the Konad tip patterns. This is a sort of basket-weave geometric tip that I stamped on in black. I think it adds some flair but I’m still a little crooked!
I liked this color a lot, so I actually saved some to use again. I applied it again but with glitter and will show you the results later in a new post. When sparkle is added to this one, it’s really different- I can’t decide which I like better.