Monday, April 30, 2012

Hot Like Lava

Sorry to be MIA for so long, I've been traveling for work and really busy trying to get ready for my wedding in August, all this doesn't leave a lot of time for polish changes.

This is a continuation on my attempts at candy coating and I was really quite pleased with the way this turned out.
My base color is Fingerpaints Key to My Art, a pale gold, which I used two coats of.  I then used a top coat with a regular drying time to add areas for my diamond glitter "flowers"  with hex centers to adhere to.  Believe it or not the diamonds were red and the hexes were silver when I started.  This part took the longest but I really liked the way it came out in the end, so totally worth it. 
Once my flowers were in place I used two coats of Kleancolor Chunky Holo Poppy to go over the top.  I didn't mix the bottle to incorporate the glitter and tried to use the straight color on the top.  It gave everything a beautiful stained glass effect while turning it a beautiful lava orange.
I'm really really pleased with how this came out, I think I got it right this time.
What are some of your favorite layered effects? 


  1. This is gorgeous!!! Like lava indeed!

  2. So cool!!! I love how you made flowers with different shaped glitters:)

    1. Thanks, it was time consuming, but so worth it in the end.


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