Please excuse the streaky polish job. I thought this one would turn out way awesomer than it really did.
I used my Fyrinnae pigment in Bastet, which looked like an awesome deep metallic blue. I added it to some clear nail polish and discovered it was actually black with some blue particles. I was hoping for a frosty deep blue, but because it had a black base, things worked out a little differently.
I added some yellow (dolla-store) anyway to see what would happen. I got a deep khaki green. If your green has any black in it, you will get a khaki or olive shade. It’s not always easy to tell if a blue or green has a black base. Sometimes I’m suprised- it’s not visible in the mix, but when you start adding other colors, the black becomes more obvious.
To do a quick check to see if your green or blue has a black base, add a couple drops of your green to a couple drops of white. If it yields a grayish color, there’s black in the mix. If you just get a clean lighter green, there is none.
Khaki and “dirty” colors can be great- just be aware of what black bases will do to your franken. Avoid them if you want a clean, bright color. If you want a khaki, you’ll be all set!
I have a couple more green polishes to show you and then we’ll be back to our usual rainbow of colors. Also: a foil tutorial, a nail art drawing tutorial, and maybe a gradation tutorial though I know gradation liquid is not widely available outside of Asia.