Thursday, May 10, 2018

Parchment Manicure

     Hey Everyone, I'm back today with some nail art and a tutorial video to share with you. Yes, you read that right, I made a video! It's been so long since I've done one that I bet most of you didn't know that I had a YouTube channel. The inspiration for today's nail art was the Messy Mansions stamping plate I picked up from the March Polish Pickup Books theme. The minute that plate was in my hand I knew I wanted to do an antique paper/parchment look. And I have to say I'm very pleased with how it turned out. 

     I started out with a base of Sinful Colors Coco Bae which is a new addition to their core line for 2018. To get the aged parchment look I sponged around the edges of my nails with two shades of brown acrylic paint using the double ended sponge wand from Clear Jelly Stamper. The lighter color is Golden Brown and the Darker one is just called Brown. 

     For my lettering, I used Hit the Bottle polish The Drunken Elf and the Messy Mansions plate mentioned earlier. If you missed out that plate, any plate with lettering will work. I finished everything off with a layer of Matterial Girl from Blush Lacquer. 

     Now I will warn you this is a messy look to create so make sure to cover your cuticles with a latex barrier or similar product if you have an allergy to latex. My current favorite is the Un-Frog-gettable cuticle cover in Plain Toad from Ribbits Stickits. I wish I would have had this back when I did my newspaper manicure in 2014! 

      And as mentioned above, here is my tutorial video. I hope you enjoy it. 


     I hope you enjoyed today's post. I'll be back next week with my letter J polish for the Untried A-Z Challenge. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing! 

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