I've heard of this done with oil and sand. I think, and I'm not sure, you have to put two clear tips together put some oil, sand, water whatever you want to use, in between and then seal the edges with acrylic. Never tried it myself but may give it a go. I know Rachel at K-Sa-Ra has done it before. Why not email her on firstname.lastname@example.org and ask her. I'm sure she won't mind.
I've done it before and that is the method except that you put the 2 clear tips together with a little gap and seal the edges with acrylic before you add the bits and liquid!!
Because of the gap between the tips the nails have to be very long or the apex of the nail looks way way too thick once you have sealed the liquid in with another bead of acrylic and finished off the nail.
This is not something you will be doing on the general public! But the concept won the Creative Alternative Nail Award first prize 4 years ago in London ... conceived and executed by a lovely Japanese girl.
I've never tried it, but I sure remember that fantastic shot that won the Alternative Nail Awards - it was so gorgeous - does anyone (Geeg?) know how to get the picture? Maybe Mrs Geek has it in her files?
Well - I'm going to try it! I'm such an nail art fan - and something like this just blows my mind. I'll let you guys know, shall take a snap and post it - just promise not to laugh!!
I loved that piccie, but even more the chat last night, when you explained how it was done lol !!!!!!
Wellies, white coat and a horse needle................
This had me giggling all night.
Thanks for a lovley chat, must do it again soon!!!!!!!!!!!
Thank you so much - actually it was a hilarious scene. I was chatting with Ruth and Caroline last night - well it was hysterical.
Imagine this - me on the floor, Gelbond everywhere trying to stick the two tips together right at the edge, rhinestones - glitter on the walls - horse vet box at the ready - hypodermic, buffers, airbrush - you name it, every last item of nail stuff was in attendance.
:huh: I was sweating but challenged and as usual - Gigi had made it sound so easy - I thought I'll have a go!! :bouncy:
I was really pleased with it - and I'm really glad I did it. You must have a go - here was my sequence - greatly condensed!! :shock:
Lay one clear tip on top of the other.
Raise the top tip at the contact area, so that it's only making contact at the end.
Gelbond here. (and there and here and there!!)
Seal with clear L & P up the side walls
Drop in rhinestones, Smarties, family jewels - coloured water I thought once I'd sealed the bloody thing up!!
Inject water - no needle (pretty strange thing to have knocking around)?
Use your pipette instead - perfect!
Seal up with clear L & P
Mop up sweat
I airbrushed around the edges to hide dodgy bits.
Voila - it's a hole night in people - you have been warned!!