Stained Glass Cutouts
I’m on a serious roll with these cutouts. You could say I’m a little obsessed! I liked my last look so much that I decided to do it again – or something like it, anyways. I used the same technique, but only did half the nail, which I outlined first. This look was fairly time consuming – but that may be because I was also watching clips of Saturday Night Live from the 90s – so funny!! But also distracting.
Isn’t it cool?!? I really love a lot of the more graphic styles I’ve been seeing around lately (mostly Instagram!), and I really love the look of nude nail underneath. I went with a sheer look underneath the bolder outline – not a totally naked nail, but just a little hint of color. It looks pretty sheer in person!
I started with a base coat of Sally Hansen Double Duty, followed by 2 coats of OPI Glints of Glinda (by the way, I seriously love all the sheers from that collection. So soft and pretty! Perfect for stuff like this). Then I used my It’s So Easy black striper to section the nail in half and outline the outside part of that half. I then went to town drawing random triangles, trying to make different sizes and shapes. I filled in some of the triangles using a nail art brush and three Color Club mini neons (I don’t know what they’re called – but they’re pretty bright!). I went over some sections of the black outlining again, just to make it super crisp, and topped the whole thing off with a very thick coat of Sally Hansen Insta-Dri topcoat, so as not to smudge my handiwork. I stuck on a random rhinestone while the topcoat was still wet.
And by the way, I am back to my old photo-editing. It was working just fine, I always felt weird/unprofessional that I did my editing on my iPad (and worried about memory and storage), but I really wasn’t happy with my last photos. I think part of it had to do with the lighting in the pictures. Anyways, I like how these turned out better, so I’ll stick with it. Finally, I’m still messing around with my watermarks. Maybe this isn’t important? I decided to add in my blog url, and then use my Instagram name @dalaihannah along the finger. Plus, that way it’s like a little signature – by dalaihannah, that’s me!