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Geometric 3D Cubes Take 2

Last week I had a post on here that just went crazy, and that would be this one here.  The diamond shape glitter was just perfect for making the geometric 3D cubes that I'd tried a few times to create in paints.  As I like to take something successful and run it into the ground, I thought I'd try it again.  Didn't really work as well the second time :(

To start, I added two coats of American Apparel Neon Yellow.  It's pretty good as far as neons go in terms of not being a streaky mess.  Once dry, I added my stickiest top coat to my thumb, and got to work on my thumb.  I didn't really have a pattern for the cubes in mind so it evolved organically.  The result was a pyramid that I didn't hate so I carried on with the rest of the nails.  If you're going to try this, make sure you have TONS of top coat on your nail and that each piece of glitter is stuck down, the diamonds will catch on everything if you don't.  Once done, add a thick coat of Seche Vite.  It was about at this point that I noticed that the top coat for the glitter wasn't interacting well with the neon base coat, some pieces weren't stuck down properly, the placement of the pyramids wasn't quite right for the size, just unsatisfactory for me :(







The Verdict: Just not as good as my other cube mani.  I have a bunch of new diamond glitter coming from ebay so I'll have to try again once that gets here.

Comments

  1. I still love it too! One of the COOLEST things you've done, and you've done quite a bit of cool =]

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  2. Love it! It looks like you have little stacks of cubes I your nails! I think it's great. You do the coolest stuff with glitter. :)

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  3. I think it looks just as well the second time! I'm in LOVE!! <3

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  4. This is totally amazing. You should have an accent nail with Q-bert on it to make them perfect.

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  5. This is such a fabulous effect--it really does look 3D!

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  6. This must have taken HOURS to do! So cool-reminds me of that video game from the 80s-and I can't remember the name now!

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  7. I'm really amazed by your patience for placing glitter! This idea for 3D cubes is just AMAZING! You inspire me <3

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  8. I thought they were nail decals, but my mouth dropped when it I saw it was diamond glitter. They are amazing!

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