Friday, April 10, 2015

Stained Glass Flowers - Leadlighting Technique

Seeing all the DIY "sheer tint" polishes, I got the idea to try some out myself, but instead I used ink from markers. The original Sheer Tint polishes aren't opaque enough for my liking, so I love this simple solution!

I got nine bottles of Wet'n'Wild topcoat, pulled the ink cartridges out of markers, and squeezed about 20 drops of color into each one. 

For a Leadlighting mani, I used Revlon Holographic Pearls and a no-name chunky silver glitter from L.A. Colors as a base, stamped over that and filled pieces of the design in with my sheer polishes.

I made the light blue polish with about a dozen drops of polish and it turned out a little more creamy looking than jelly like the ink ones.