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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Leadlighting

I tried out a new (to me) technique last week, and I loved the end result so much, that I didn't take my nail polish off for two and a half days!!!  That's saying something!

This technique is called "Leadlighting" and there's lots of different ways to do it.  The method I used was putting on a white base color using "Baptism" by Octopus Party Nail Lacquer, stamping an image over that using my black MoYou Nails polish and an image from Born Pretty Store plate number 04, as well as an image from one of my Harry Potter HeHe plates.  I then used blue, green, and purple Soap Bubbles (tinted nail polish) by Esmaltes Da Kelly.  Here is the result:







Pardon the air bubbles - damn you, Phoenix heat!!

I loved how this turned out!!  The colors meshed beautifully together and definitely gave it the Peacock feel ^_^  Now that I've done this technique and I know it looks pretty fantastic, I'll most definitely be playing around with it some more!

Have you ever used this technique before?  What do you think of this look?


19 comments:

  1. This turned out awesome! I didn't notice the bubbles at all. I've tried this technique once and loved the result.

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  2. I have only tried this look once, but have gotten more jellies now that are suited for the technique, so I must try again! Yours came out gorgeous.

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  3. I haven't gotten around to playing with it, as I wanted to make my own sheers, but I so love this!! Peacocks get special love in my home, since they're my sister's favorite animal lol

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  4. Such a great outcome! I love how the colours perfectly melted! I attempted this technique once but my final look wasn't this good!

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  5. I can see why! That's some beautiful leadlighting :)

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  6. These are amazing!! I love the colors!

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  7. GORG GORG GORG!!! I saw no air bubbles only awesomeness.

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  8. How cool!! Ok First I feel you on the AZ heat....I'm with you, though we're not quite as hot as Phoenix :) Too early!
    These are gorgeous! They remind of some crazy intricate coloring book (for grown ups) that was done by an artist, and I can't remember his name...but this reminds me of those, lots of peacocks and fishes, kinda abstract and celestial looking.

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    1. I feel I must find this man, because I love those kinds of coloring books!!! Never too old to color! :D And thank you so much!! <3

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  9. Beautiful mani. I love everything peacock and love this design very much.

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  10. I didn't even notice the air bubbles over how absolutely gorgeous this turned out.

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  11. Stunning! I love the 3 colors together with the stamping. It's a perfect combo.

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  12. This is so pretty! I love peacock anything! I was given a creative stamper. I need to save for some plates so I can try it out.

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  13. So pretty! I haven't done this technique before, I'm too intimidated

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  14. I need to try this more. Love your design!

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  15. Love how they came out! I've been meaning to try this since I've been seeing it a lot lately!

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