Nothing to Disclose
I hate doing gradients and I hate doing patterns that are finicky, so today's venture was interesting, to say the least.
The ABC Challenge prompt for this week is H for houndstooth. I rather like houndstooth, actually. It's probably my favourite pattern. BUT. When I do it in large quantities, things tend to get out of hand. They go wonky. They're subject to entropy. You get the idea.
In this case, my squares kept getting closer and closer together. Dagnabbit!
I began with a base of a gradient using Coney Island Queen, Martian Sea, and 347. (I hate gradients, I hate cleaning up after them, oh heavens it is The Worst Thing after water marbling clean-up.) I then painted on the houndstooth with the KONAD polish. If you need a questionably useful refresher on how to do houndstooth, please click here. (And while we're revisiting the past, why were my cuticles so much happier then than now? Now they're like overgrown brambles! Augh!)
|The claw! Haven't seen that one in a while.|
Inglot - 347
KONAD - Special stamping polish in white
Nail Pattern Boldness - Glitter A-Peel (base coat)
Rica - Glossy Glam (top coat; sort of smudged things in places, boo...)
medium and tiny detailing brushes
cotton swabs and swear words for clean-up
I have the BEST holiday nail idea. Isn't that frustrating? Useless for the next almost three months... But I can't help it! The season makes me think of being cosy, not creepy/frightening as Hallowe'en deserves. So it gggoooeesss.