Today’s mani isn’t the most sophisticated ever but I will recycle it if I ever go to any kiddie birthday parties.
I was trying to make a dusty purple with a green flash, but I didn’t get it quite right. I’d love to be able to franken duochromes, but so far it’s been pretty elusive. Duochromes pigments have specific light reflecting qualities that are different from ordinary pigments, I think. I’ve managed a couple of sorta duochromes, but nothing consistent. This one’s another dud, but it wasn’t a horrible color. I made a gray-based milkweed pinky/purple color, and added some pigment that reflects green to it. I did one coat on the thumb and two coats on the other fingers. I think it was more duo-chromey with one coat- you can see the more pinkish color on the side of the thumb where the light hits.
I stuck some glittery star decals over it. It reminds me of a kid’s birthday card, but I don’t think I’d have used those giant star decals anyway. I got them in a “mystery bag” of nail stickers.
My uploaded photos have gone all wonky when they’re loaded on my blog- they look like they were taken in a funhouse- there’s some kind of warping going on. But my blog service is free, so I guess I shouldn’t complain. I am thinking of buying a website so I have more control over how the site looks and what I can post, but I’m still just in the planning phase on that one.