Thursday, October 7, 2010

Cherries fauxnad**edit**

Hi Kids!
I am tickled pink at how nice my fauxnadicure turned out!
9 pictures, 3 different light sources.
Pictures are clickable...
Sun


















Incandescent light...



















Fluorescent light... Overall, most color accurate


With the exception of black, all the stamping polishes are my newest frankens, and were created specifically to give my faunadicures more dimension.
All the traditional stamping polishes I've used tend to be one dimensional and just sit there on top of the nail.  Not a good look if you're into multiple colors and layering.
With that in mind, I used a mixture of-  polishes and pigments that have a flash, shimmers, frosts, metallics, and in the 2 greens used today, holos. I really love how my frankens turned out...they seem to sit deep within the mani.  It's very similar to the difference between a pattern woven into a silk scarf opposed to a pattern printed on a silk scarf. The woven pattern is more dimensional and richer.

I'm having so much fun messing with these frankens...there is always the element of surprise. ?  I don't know what finish within the stamping polish will dominate until I apply a top coat. (Base color also changes what the stamping polish will do.) The franken I used for the cherries is actually a light coral, but after applying Seche, it looks like a hot, glowing, cherry red over Nina Ultra Pro Love Struck!

Oooops! For got to give plate numbers...
Cherries- essence rectangular plate (from a swap with the lovely Tiana) and partials from BM21
Leaves- BM05
branch thingies- fauxnad A07

I also forgot to post this...
Does this happen to anyone else?
Mani is FULLY cured, but without top coat. It is NOT dentable.
Granted, I sleep on my hands as well as have them under my pillow. As per my dh, the area doesn't go over body temp- 98.6.
















Odd that a temp of 98.6 softens polish enough to do this.

20 comments:

Morrigan said...

Very pretty!

www.aplaceformynails.blogspot.com said...

wow! i love it! it's awesome!

peripatetic33 said...

it's wonderful - looks like you could pick the cherries and eat them

thriszha said...

OMG!!! thises is cherry-licous!! i love all ur franken stampy polish.. theyre so unique and really gives a very beautiful look..

L said...

Very sexy!

┼Żana ┼Żalac said...

<span>I'm not fan of red polishes but this...looks just awesome :-D </span>

Trincess said...

awesomesauce!

Heather said...

This is so beautiful!  I love the gorgeous texture and dimension. Cherry print is always a good thing in my book!

Megan Harmeyer said...

This looks awesome!  It looks great in sunlight, but has so much depth in fluorescent light. 

Deez Nailz ~ where the CANADIAN Bloggers at ? said...

THIS IS EPIC = you continually amaze me with your skills!

Saori said...

Sometimes that happens to me if I go to the bed and my polish is not completely dry even if I think yes ....... it's the surprise the next morning....
One more time you did an amazing stamping, beautiful and congrats for yours frankens.....your nail art are very unique !!

lucisek-Lucy's Stash said...

Wow, this looks just awesome! You're real talent :)

nihrida said...

Your konadicures are awesome. That's all I have to say.

Zara Petkovic said...

Wow, that looks amazing! This is definitely the best fauxnading or konading I've seen.

makeupgirl21 said...

I can't believe the beautiful nail art you come up with.  Each one is more amazing than the last.  This is one of my favorites.  I adore anything with a cherry print. 

JQ said...

Unbefreakinglievable!  My jaw is making firends with the floor.   I totally agree about the frankens adding dimension.  I had an instructor in college who specialized in Japanese silk painting techniques, sometimes using hundreds of layers of dye to build up the richness of colour/patern. Your nails do remind me of this.

Love.  And Cherries to boot!  <3 <3 <3

Gwen Wijman said...

I love this manicure, AGAIN!! I like how you do the mutiple konad thingies and make it look fabulous. It always sucks when I do it :(

Sisier said...

I like this one!

Iris said...

A M A Z I N G!!

you're the queen of nailart, d*mn!!!!!!!!

kelaltieri said...

I didn't know that temperature can soften nail polish at all.  I wonder what people in perpetually warm weather do.