Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Artsy Wednesday: Tape Manicure

Striping tape, that is!  I made a plaid-icure using striping tape and my new Mari Moon multichromes; these pictures aren't perfect, but they captured the color shift best, and that's something I am really really loving about these polishes!

To get this plaid-ish, wrapped-present-ish look, paint a layer of black, and then a layer of your multichrome (because multichromes can be kind of thin, and these bottles are pretty small so I wanted to make sure I didn't waste time on a lot of layers).  Let everything dry (I waited probably 20 minutes), then add your striping tape in a plaid pattern. 

 Paint over your striping tape with one layer of a contrasting color, wait for it to dry, then peel off the tape.
You really do have to be careful with the tape, as I ended up peeling a big chunk of polish off of my ring finger when I pulled it off!  I was able to fill it in with a polish brush, but it wasn't quite as neatly done as a tape manicure should be.

I'm really honored to be able to participate in Artsy Wednesday, and you should all DEFINITELY check out these other, very talented Artsy Wednesday participants.  


  1. aw this is really sophisticated! xx

  2. This is really pretty :)great job!

  3. Super cute stripes, and multichrome is always a winner in my book :)