Asakusa Line Red

Asakusa Line Red is sort of a dusty carmine red color as opposed to the true red of the Marunouchi Line.  My franken today is so-so, but I liked the color it turned out to be. Reds are tricky because they’re primary colors, so there is no way to mix a straight red.

The Asakusa Line runs through the old area of Tokyo and ends near the Sensoji Temple in Asakusa. It’s one of the oldest temples in Tokyo, if not the oldest, and the shopping arcade leading up to it has been selling goods to pilgrims and tourists for over 500 years.  You can buy traditional sweets, souvenirs, toys, and all kinds of cool stuff. It’s very atmospheric. Another good area this line goes to is Asakusabashi, a district where you can buy all kind of beads, stones, and other decorative goodies. A very useful line for the artistically inclined!

I made the franken with OPI Thrill of Brazil, a red creme, and added one drop of white and green (Orly Wandering Vine) to try and make the color a little dustier while not lightening it to a pink shade. To get it perfect, I should have added yellow, but I had no yellow powerful enough to alter the reddish color. If I had mixed a larger batch, I could have dumped in a half bottle of yellow, but I only made enough for one  manicure.  


About nevertoomuchglitter

Nail artist. Wanderer. I'm a color-holic, in fact, it was my love of color that brought me to the nail art world. Well, that, and the fact I was too cheap to pay crazy Japanese prices for nail polish while living in Tokyo, so I had to start mixing my own. That's how NTMG began.
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1 Response to Asakusa Line Red

  1. Aunt Lizzie says:

    yet another one of my favorites

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