Thursday, November 24, 2011

NotD - Evolution Kills

Happy Evolution Day (I just made it)!
And to celebrate this day stole my design from was inspired by Questionable Content (actually, this design is an extension of an in-comic shirt, check out the merchandise section to see what I copied). Go and read!

Here’s what I used today:

  • China Glaze Nail Strengthener & Growth Formula
  • essence btgn base sealer
  • China Glaze Liquid Leather
  • acrylic paint
  • essence btgn top sealer
  • Seche Vite

First I applied one coat of each base, three of Liquid Leather and sealed it with Seche Vite.

Liquid Leather is one of my favourite blacks, a brown-based jelly with an amazing sheen. The rather low pigmentation is pretty much standard for jellies, three coats will give you that perfect squishiness, you’ll need at least four to get utter opacity.
I find this polish to be a little finicky, it’s a bit streaky and I haven’t been able to make thin coats work. But even though I loaded the brush with polish it didn’t pool. I usually like China Glaze’s round brushes a lot, but my bottle of Liquid Leather has a wonky one, but it’s still usable with a little more care.

This is Liquid Leather in two coats without top coat:

And this is Liquid Leather in three coats with Seche Vite:

After the base colour was dry I added my design with acrylic paint, covered it with top sealer and sealed it with more Seche Vite. Pardon the bad clean-up on the right hand, please. *is an idiot’

Yeah, if you didn’t know that I’m extremely right-handed you can see it now, the nails I painted with my left hand are a mess. D-: But I’m so happy with how the other hand looks.
In unrelated news: I’m doing some serious cleaning, sorting and such right now, which led to the discovery that (a) I have way too much stuff and (b) one of my walls was damp at some point. I totally need that, right?

Also, Happy Thanksgiving to my US readers, now go eat loads of turkey!

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