So with summer approaching there’s a lot of beautiful lace/macrame designs going about. I really fancied trying it out, but soon after starting I realised I’d made my lines way too thick to have the delicacy that others achieved. There was no way I could include enough detail either to make it look like a proper macrame hanging so I kept it simple.
There’s always time to try again!
So for this I used one of my stamping plates from ‘Hehe’. I’m still not great at stamping; I find achieving the correct positioning consistently quite hard and also the transfer – as it looks fine on the stamper but ends up with parts missing or patchy once put on my nails. Practice practice practice!
So this is the first appearance of Models Own ‘Thunder and Lightening’. In the bottle it looks a lot darker, I was expecting it to be like a black holo but when I painted it on, as you can see, it was actually pretty transparent and almost brown? I decided I really couldn’t be bothered painting on a base coat and starting again, so I went for a sandwich mani. One coat of ‘Thunder and Lightening’, painted my netting, then another coat of ‘Thunder and Lightening’ to finish it off. It has a kind of lace look about it I think!
I’ve seen this design quite a lot, but I’ve never tried it. Today was the day for it though. It’s not perfect, but I still like the effect and I’d certainly try it again.
I later added little bow stickers, as I can’t seem to leave anything plain.