Thursday, April 24, 2014

Leadlight Manicure

Hello Jellos!  

I am very excited to show off this manicure.  It reminds me of Tiffany lamps.  I wouldn't be surprised if this image has been used with the leadlight technique before but I haven't seen it.  If you know of a link or you used it, please leave the link in the notes so I can take a peek and maybe discover a new blog! :)


1 coat Billie Cosmetics White
Stamped using a frankened black and stained glass image from Cheeky XL Plate "A"
Filled in with a small dotting tool and all my franken sheers
1 gentle coat of sparkly SH Diamond Strength Diamonds
Seche Vite to finish!

 


This manicure wore like iron.  I lightly sanded my nails, and because I knew I'd be adding a coat of sparkle I didn't want to stack up too many layers, I opted to only use one thin coat of white.  I applied it as evenly as I could get it.  Once the stamp and sheers went on top the unevenness was hardly noticeable.  I wore this for a full week! Big win, considering the time it took to meticulously fill in all those little spaces.  Totally WORTH IT.  I got tons of compliments and they felt SUPER pretty! Even when the tips began to chip a bit it was not really noticeable. 


The winners of my Gone So Long Giveaway have responded by the deadline, and their parcels are going in the mail this afternoon!  Congratulations!  I can't wait to start amassing some new goodies for the next giveaway!

Do you have a favorite leadlight manicure?  Please send me to see it!
Thank you for peeking!

JQ

11 comments:

  1. Love this! Be honest, how long did it take you? Doesn't look like I have time fo dat

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    1. Well, it took about 2 hours I think. I could do it faster now that I tried it once. I just use one colour at a time and dot in every nail the same (or close) spaces. It was definitely harder when I was using my left hand to fill.
      I don't usually like my manis to take up more than about 1/2 hour...HOWEVER. I will confess that this isn't the longest manicure to date. ;p

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    2. And thank you very much! I loved wearing it, and I wore it right out. My nails were balding badly by the time I was through with it. ;p

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  2. These look fab, so pretty! Sometimes I do manis that take a while, but if you're watching TV or whatever and just adding to it a little at a time, it's not like it wastes any time (i would be watching TV anyway, might as well be doing nails at the same time!)
    Gorgeous mani! Xx

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    1. Thanks so much! I like to listen to music while I paint, but sometimes I'll throw on a show I've been devouring and watch several episodes. I find I don't get much nail art done though. I just keep looking at the show. I'm super visual. Hate to miss any facial expressions/nuances. ;p I think this mani would have taken me 4 hours if I'd had my shows on.

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  3. Oh so pretty! Loving this techique!

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    1. Thank you! I am too! I just received my first MoYou plates and there are several images that will turn out beautiful using this technique. I specifically ordered with leadlight in mind. ;p

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  4. I am mesmerized. At first I thought that they are nail wraps, and after reading your post I understood that this took a lot of time because it is hand made! Absolutely stunning!

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    1. Thanks Andrea! It was definitely a challenge, but I love it. I haven't been falling for nail wraps because I take such pleasure in customizing my own manicure. I did recently receive some Jamberry wraps to try. I should do it soon because the image is lovely.

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  5. Omgosh! Those are stunning!! Great job on them ♥

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