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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Yesterday Again Tomorrow franken


My camera battery conked out before I could get shots of the green painters tape on my nails. I started with a base of my latest franken, applied painters tape, and used 2 coats each Claire's Dream Catcher at my cuticles, and Sinful Colors Mint Apple at the tips. I removed the tape and applied Nailene Top Coat.

I carefully cut 1/4 strips of green painters tape with box cutter on ONE OF THOSE SPECIAL  HEAL-ABLE CRAFT MATS from the dollar store. I stuck down a 4 inch piece of tape, used a ruler and carefully cut it into 1/4 inch strips. I tried snipping pieces of green painters tape with scissors and it just didn't work out.


Below 3 thin coats of my latest Franken 'Yesterday Again Today' with a coat of TC.  I was channeling the newest OPI Collection's grey green 'On Stranger Tides'.

the polish's I used to make this franken; Billie Lime, Billie White, NYC Black ( old ) = My Franken


below - before TC

Above and below, the ridges where the polish meet are raised textured, usually 1 or 2 coats of top coat will 'melt' this away.


Claire's Dream Catcher

Franken Polish Yesterday Again Tomorrow

Sinful Colors Mint Apple


16 comments:

Nicole - Top To Toe said...

Great work, I have not tried doing a mani using three shades of the same colour x

~*~ Dollface ~*~ said...

I love the gradient stripes!!

Mikayla said...

And Where can i buy your franken???!! jk
Nice colors and thanks for the topcoat tip about merging the colors.
Reminds me of a lime sobert or key lime pie.

AbsolutelyAddicting said...

You're franken is an awesome color and the other two colors compliment it perfectly! good job!

Sminkan said...

Perfect colors toghetter. Very harmonious and soft. Love the mani!

Anutka said...

I really like the color of your franken! :)

Jessie :) said...

I am in love with this color scheme! Love it! :)

Paulina said...

Wow!
I've just found your blog.
I absolutely love it! :)

that's a great mani!

Amanda said...

Ooo, love the mint green stripes!

Alhrayth said...

Ohhhhhh I'm loving this one! Very subtle but interesting! I'll have to try it in some other shade (green looks awful on me)!

peripatetic33 said...

lovely franken and mani design

Minty said...

I'm loving this manicure!

Lucy said...

Your franken is down right gorgeous. I love that greyish green. This is one of my favorite manicure since I adore greens.

Gottwinkies said...

I love that color combo! greens sort of call to me lol...and those are very springy

Kimaloo said...

I'm in love with your franken... I want it so bad! I'm loving this mani too... green is always a winner with me. ♥

Mette said...

I'm in looove with green and this is just amazing!! Gotta try it!