Monday, 20 April 2015

Butterfly nails using the Leadlight Nail Art technique


Hey Lacquer Lovers!! I am so excited to bring this look to you today, it's a technique I am a total noob at but holy crap is it beautiful if you have the polishes to accomplish it.

So what makes a leadlight nail art you ask? Simple it begins with a light neutral base color like white or cream which you then stamp your chosen image over in black. From here is where you will need sheer or jelly polishes, you want the brightness of the white and the black lines to show through but be painted like stained glass. I personally used the four OPI Sheer Tints polishes, but there are lots of tutorials out there that will show you how to make your own from regular nail polish and top coat if you don't currently own any translucent polishes. The only other thing you really need is a dotting tool, and for me personally I also used a small flat brush for the larger areas of color.

It looks complicated but it's really simple guys you just paint in the images with the colors like you would in a coloring book. It can take a little time if you are a real perfectionist but it is so worth it. This is easily my favorite nail art all year it's so light and bright and airy.

What do you think guys? Have you tried the leadlight technique? Do you like it? What are your favorite polishes to use for this technique? Let me know in the comments :)

Until next time guys
Much Love
Jenn :)

3 comments:

  1. What a colourful design. Love it! :)

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