This week is the reason why I joined Artsy Wednesday! I had NEVER heard of this mani or nail art effect before and it was soooo simple and effective I've fallen in love with it... if you can fall in love with a nail art technique that is ;P
The 'how to' bit:
Paint the base colour, I used 'No Place Like Chrome' by Essie.
Once it's dried, paint your 'top' colour, I used 'First Class' by Leighton Denny.
When the top layer is still tacky (if wet I found it took off more polish so it depends how much of the base you want to show through) I put a loosley scrunched up ball of cling film on my nail then removed it. And with the removal comes some of the top layer of polish leaving an almost marbled effect:
I wasn't expecting to be as impressed with this technique as I was but I think the colour combo massively helped. I used a silver base and a blue with a light silver holo shot through it so together they complimented each other perfectly.
The one final thing I have to say on this mani is that I think that this is what crackle should look like! I'm not a huge crackle fan (does anyone genuinely heart it?) If crackle done this I'd buy a whole bunch of them as I've found this weeks mani soooo wearable... I could have switched the colours around on a ring finger too for added oomph... I think I'll try and do this next time!
Check out the other members of 'Artsy Wednesday' by clicking their links below... we also have a new member, Jean so be sure to check her link out!
Michelle - Lab MuffinAlanna - Pretty Purple Polish
Maria - Maria's Nail Polish Blog
Tif - Polished Genius
Melanie - Nail & Polish
Ameerah - Valiantly Varnished
Jean - Laquered Lunatic