This was an attempt at the current trend at cracked glass nails…only this failed to look at all like what I intended! Regardless, I think it looks pretty awesome. I have a second attempt that worked better that will be up sometime next week.
This look was pretty easy to obtain, although it took some time. I started with a black creme base (Sinful Colors – Black on Black), and added quick dry top coat to it. The top coat is important to protect the base, or not-quite-dry glue will pull off your base color!
Once the top coat was totally 100% dry (I went and played minecraft for about half an hour), I added some random striping tape patterns, and then a very thin layer of the glue that came with my foil set (I’m about 98% sure its just regular old glue…goes on white, dries clear). I then pulled off the striping tape.
I applied the foil when the glue turned clear (except on my pinky when I forgot and added the foil while the glue was still wet/white…and so it looks like a splatter painting), and squished the foil around before pulling back the rest of the foil roll. I was hoping for nice sharp demarcations where the striping tape had been…and instead I got this! I still like it.
My only REAL complaint is that my pinky is more green than teal. Oops! I added some water-based top coat to finish off the design, as it causes less crinkling of the foil (although it does crinkle some regardless).
Hope you enjoyed! Not a great way to make broken glass nails, but quite fun anyway 😀