Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Laid-Back NEW31DC Day 12 - Tape Mani

Oh the nostalgia. My very first nail art foray was a tape mani. And, boy, I have come a long way. I mean, I don't want to toot my own horn or anything, but... :D Anyway, I love the idea of using tape for those nice crisp lines, and have done a lot of tape manis already, so I decided to go for something new. I can't say that no one was ever done this, because I know we all get inspired by different things, and are always trying to think of new creative things to try, but I haven't seen this done before, so it is at least new to me. :)


I decided to use striping tape since I have never broken them out before. Take a look!


I started out with 2 coats of Julep Fiona, then taped off a couple lines and painted over it with Julep Cindy.  Here it is at that stage.


Here is Fiona all by itself. It's very Shrek-y. :)


After that, I taped off two more criss-crossing stripes and painted over that with Julep Hailee, which is a matte suede. I'm pretty happy with how it all turned out. :) Make sure you take a look at what the other girls did!

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