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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Digit-al Dozen Does Texture - Day Two: 3-D Grid Nails

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Yep, you read that right! I'm joining the lovely ladies of The Digit-al Dozen! I secretly think it's some sort of evil initiation that my first month is TEXTURE! I'm a creme lover through and through. But I shall persevere!

Day two brings 3-D Grid nail art.

For this mani, I used a base of Zoya Dove and drew freehand grid lines with a striping brush and Wet n Wild WildShine Black Creme. Then I came back in with Essence Movie Star for the darker grey in one corner and Zoya Dove mixed with white in the other corner of each square...sort of blending them to get a 3-D effect.

They do look more 3-D at arm's length than in these unforgiving close-up shots.

Be sure to check out the other great Digit-al Dozen manis in the links below and stay tuned for a new texture mani each day this week!

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  1. They look very 3D to me! So much so that I had to click through from Facebook to see the other shot just to decide if they are smooth or actually raised. Well done!

    1. YAY thanks for clicking through! They are smooth!

  2. Very cool! They remind me of frosted windowpanes!

  3. It looks sooo 3D! Are you sure you did not actually stick a grid to your nail? ))))

  4. wow that is some skillz Sheila xx

  5. OMG!!! YOU gotta be kidding me!!! These are actually smooth?????????????????
    It looks totally 3D and I was SURE it was 3D!! I just had no idea how you managed it!!!
    So amazing!!!!!

  6. These are sooo freakin cool!!!

  7. Okay, I know this is just April but these make the favorite mani of the year list-- unbelievable.

  8. I think you did a fabulous job making these look 3D!! I'm so impressed!

  9. These are brilliant! See, this is the reason I usually save your blog for last.

  10. Sheila!!! This is completely amazing and is totally messing with my brain!! I know it's flat, but it looks impossibly 3D. It's like one of those wonky optical illusions that makes you kind of dizzy because you are getting mixed messages.
    I mean seriously wow.
    I am STOKED that you are joining the DD. I look forward to seeing posts all the time, and this team is a stellar group of artists.
    Well done.

  11. I had to come back and look at it again. I can't believe this is an optical illusion. I love it!

  12. A. MAZ. ING!!! Very cool...I too had to look at it again as it looks so dimensional!

  13. This is brilliant! You made texture without texture! Amazing!!

  14. Woah, that is really cool! I actually clicked the link wondering how the heck you got them textured in that odd it definitely worked.

  15. fantastic concept - you did such a cool job with this!

  16. That's perfect. The effect is brilliant!

  17. That is a CRAZY good 3D effect!


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