As I’ve considered myself to be nerd for a long time and have been doing nail art for the last couple of years it’s a bit surprising how little computery nailses I’ve done (have I even done any?). Enough with the invented words and on with the circuit board nails.
Sorry about the glitter particles, they’re pretty much unremovable (until the next day usually).
For this bit o’ nail art I used the following products:
- OPI Nail Envy
- essence better than gel nails base sealer
- Circuit Board frankenpolish
- Seche Vite
- LOOK by BIPA nail tattoo liner 13 silver (not on the photo, d’oh)
- China Glaze Paper Chasing
- China Glaze 2030
- essence black & white 01 black out
- essence better than gel nails top sealer
I started by applying one coat of each base, two of my frankenpolish and sealed it with Seche Vite.
What I was really going for with Circuit Board was a bit brighter and more of a jelly, but I was pretty happy with the result anyway.
This is Circuit Board in two coats with top coat:
Then I used the silver liner to map out the pattern and to make Paper Chasing more visible, 2030 and black out were dotted on next, followed by a coat of essence top sealer and another coat of Seche Vite to even out the layered dots.
The colours aren’t quite right, but I really love this. I may have to find a better bright green, ideally in a liner format, if I want to do this again. Even the tiniest nail art brush won’t do fine lines as well.
Someone make a stencil or stamp for this (is there one? let me know if you’ve seen something that might work)!