So last week I showed you the Nails Inc Concrete polishes - HERE. At the time, I said nail art WAS possible with them, but that it had to be a certain type of nail art (having failed, I felt, with my soldiers, here).
THIS is why I love the Concretes. I'm going to share with you how I did this mani, but most of all, just look at that finish - doesn't it look like it's an oil canvas ? I don't know of any other way I could have gotten this effect.
This started out as a base of Monument, the horrible yellow polish. I then gradiented with it, using Barry M Coral. The unevenness of the base allowed for some cool gradienting effects, but it was also harder to control.
After that layer, I decided on the flame theme, and added some Barry M Blood Orange to the tips, to take the gradient darker.
I then stamped using Cheeky CH52. As you can see, stamping isn't a guaranteed success on this bumpy base, but I love the overall effect.
So what do you think ? As I said, it's the "oil canvas" style to the art that's appealing to me - it opens up so many doors of variety.
Have you bought any textured polishes yet ? Are you ready to play with them ?
Enjoy xx :)