After the gradient on Wednesday, I now found the time to test my new OPI Sheer Tints with what I originally bought them for, a colored stamping:
I started again with two coats of white, added the stamping in black, and then just used the tints to color it – pretty much like “Paint by Numbers”. 😀
And it worked exactly as planned. The sheers did smear a bit, but not as bad as I feared, and it is only visible if you look very, very close.
In case you are wondering where I got the green, after Cyws comment about mixing her own tints, I was intrigued and googled. And it is so very easy, simply use a clear polish, add a few drops of the color of your choice, shake well, and you’re done. There is a difference in quality, though, the franken tint smeared visibly more than the OPI tints. It might help if you use a non-smearing top coat as base, instead of a simple clear polish.
I wanted to change to a black background for ages, but usually only remembered it when I sat down to take the picture, and then couldn’t because I didn’t want to ruin my manicure while rebuilding my light box. 😀
But now that I did (and changed the position of the lights to better match this setup), I am not sure I like it. My camera is only ok, not good, and it had some problems to auto-focus, too. What do you think, black or white? 🙂
Base coat: p2 hands & nails calcium gel
Base color: p2 Match It 040 Italy (two coats)
Stamping: essence nail art stampy polish 002 stamp me! black with MoYou London Pro 06 (XL Images)
Tints: OPI Sheer Tints I’m Never Amberrassed, OPI Sheer Tints Be Magentale With Me, OPI Sheer Tints I Can Teal You Like Me, Franken Tint made with essence colour & go 101 absolute pure and essence colour & go 170 beijos de brazil
Top coat: Seche Vite