Thursday, September 24, 2015

Negative Space All the Nails

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Hello! It's that time of the month again, in which nail blogger friends from my Facebook group "Paint All the Nails" and I join up to post nail art. The theme for this month is Negative Space! 

I love negative space nail art, it's something I do quite often, despite my obviously stained nails. #YellowNailsNoShame 
For me, the trick to doing negative space is to have my tips (which are the most discolored part of my nail) covered a bit. Oh and to apply a double layer of ridge builder base coat. That beige ridge builder is your friend. I have been using Girly Bits Smooth Move for a few months now and I quite like it. It's on the thin side, so you can apply two layers without it getting to thick on your nail. 

For today's negative space look I decided to do a repeat of what I did a few months ago on my Instagram, which is a one color marble with alternating clear rings. I used Cirque Colors Santorini and Pipe Dream Polish Clearwater. Cirque Colors cremes are wonderful to use for water marbling, they spread quite easily. I did find that the blue color bled into the clear a bit, so my negative space is more "almost negative". It does play a little loose with the negative space prompt with the blending of the blue and clear, but you can still see bits of my natural nail throughout. 

Once I was done with the marbling, I used my trusty dotting tool and placed dots in curve formations. I didn't want a stark white, so I used a slightly off-white cream acrylic paint for the dots. 

Final result! I hope you like it as much as I do. Make sure to check out the other ladies links below, everyone did an amazing job with this theme!

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