Wednesday, 22 February 2012

NOTD: Green-purple duochrome franken


Hi everyone! Hope you've been having a good week! This is a franken I made with some clear polish and green-purple colourshift pigment.

This is 3 coats over a white base, with a BM design stamped in black on the ring finger. It looks fine without the white base - I just wanted something solid to stamp on.

It's really interesting - the polish is mainly pale mint green, but a beautiful metallic purple where the light hits it. Over black, the green disappears and you can only see purple.

The colour is amazing under black - I was too lazy to stamp so I went for crackle, the lazy nail art option. It looks like the colours are glowing from beneath the black!





Here it is in a different light:


I'm a big fan of duochromes where the colours are quite different, so this is definitely one of my favourites now! I'm thinking of calling it Ariel, because the colours remind me of the mermaid's green tail and purple top :)

What amazing duochromes have you come across?

20 comments:

  1. I love this. It looks awesome under the crackle!

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    1. It's an amazing colour! I think it would look even better on a pale-skinned girl... cool colours are a bit blah on me, but this was too pretty to resist!

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  2. Aw, omg. I LOVEEE the first pic. The butterflies are the cutest!! :D

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    1. I love BM stamping :D And it's insane how the green just completely disappears! I didn't expect it to be that dramatic at all!

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    1. Light metallics under bllack crackle are amazing, like light bursting through, lava-in-Star-Wars-III style! :D

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  4. ohhhh Love this! Might have to franken something like that up i have colour shift powder but haven't played with it yet. Silly me!

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    1. :) Make sure you post your results!

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  5. How interesting :) Love the idea of adding the crackle on top! Well done

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    1. I actually added the crackle because it was looking a bit too pale on my fingers... but it worked out well! :)

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  6. Ariel would the completely right name for it, it's wonderful!
    I would like to try some of those pigments one day, they are really fascinating!!

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    1. Pigments are heaps of fun, it feels so much more creative than mixing nail polishes!

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  7. Oh, I love the green and purple duochrome!

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    1. It's such an awesome combination! So much more exciting than purple-blue and red-gold... the duochrome hits you right in the face!

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  9. Talent x 1000000! I love this colour, well done :)

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    1. Thanks! I can't take too much credit since it was pre-mixed, but it's given me some great ideas for new duochromes... :)

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  10. This nail polish is really nice, I love light duo chrome !
    I tried to make two Franken but it was not a success since pigments fell at the bottom of the bottle... Maybe you have some ideas to help me ?

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  11. Oh my goodness! I just saw this post again (it popped up in the "you also might like" section under one of your posts), and I couldn't help thinking that this franken reminds me of Butter Londons' Knackered! Anyway you could do a comparison of the two? :)

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