Lit from Within: Tape Challenge #3 - Cashmere Colorblock
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Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Tape Challenge #3 - Cashmere Colorblock



Hello, Fireflies!

Today I'm playing with tape - again!  I've decided to stick with tape for all the Nail Challenge Collaborative challenges this month.

I started with Essie Cashmere Bathrobe, a deep grey with silver shimmer and accent nails on my thumb and ring with OPI Peace, Love, and OPI, a grey/purple duochrome.

Essie Cashmere Bathrobe, a deep grey with silver shimmer and accent nails on my thumb and ring with OPI Peace, Love, and OPI, a grey/purple duochrome

I didn't (I forgot to!) take pix of the step-by-step, but basically, I put tape down on my accent fingers and painted - oh, so carefully! - in between the tape strips.  I was inspired by this design by Universal-Doll.com that I found on Pinterest.

I put tape down on my accent fingers and painted - oh, so carefully! - in between the tape strips

I used stripers in black, white, and purple glitter, which I hoped would bring out the color shift in Peace, Love, and OPI.

I used stripers in black, white, and purple glitter

I love a high-contrast look, so I decided to add black where the tape had been.  It's a totally different look to me - much bolder and eye-catching.

I love a high-contrast look, so I decided to add black where the tape had been

Here's the bottle shot:  Essie Cashmere Bathrobe, OPI Peace Love & OPI, and stripers in Purple glitter (Milani), white, and black.

 bottle shot:  Essie Cashmere Bathrobe, OPI Peace Love & OPI, and stripers in Purple glitter (Milani), white, and black.

These tape designs can be so tedious, but I just can't get the sharpness when I do the lines freehand!  Which do you prefer?  Is tape too fussy, or is the result worth the effort?






8 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! The purple really compliments!

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    1. Thanks, Vick! I love purple and grey together, too.

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    1. I usually order it online. My usual go-to is BornPrettyStore.com http://www.bornprettystore.com/nail-striping-tape-design-lines-color-available-p-231.html Or, you can go to Ebay and search for "striping tape" Most of it ships from China, so it's cheaper, but takes more time.

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  3. I think I will do something like this for today's mani!

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    1. Now that you have striping tape, I can't wait to see your colorblock combination!

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