Monday, August 29, 2016

Peacock Inspired Nail Stamping: Faux Duochrome

I stumbled upon a neat technique to create a sort of faux duo-chrome look between 2 polishes. I really liked the way it looked so I decided to play around and created this look with it.

I first started with a thin coat of China Glaze Towel Boy Toy and then a thin coat of China Glaze Kiwi Cool-ada. Then, I finished with a third thin patchy coat of China Glaze Towel Boy Toy. The end effect was that you could see some of the color showing through in certain areas and it really looked like different colors across the nail as I moved my fingers. I think it looked like a faux duo-chrome and was really easy to do!

After adding Seche Vite top coat, I stamped with Hit the Bottle As Black as Night using the MoYou Rectangular stamper and MoYou London Mandala plate 02 (the image in the upper left corner).

I love the way this turned out! It reminds me of a peacock's feathers.

Do you think it looks kind of like a duo-chrome?