Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Artsy Wednesday - Cling Wrap Nails

I am very excited to be joining the Artsy Wednesday group this week! I enquired about joining a month or so ago and was put on their waiting list. Last week I got the good news that there's a space available. Yay! I'm very excited to be on board with this great bunch of nail bloggers.

Every week each member of the group posts a manicure based around a set theme. This week we are doing Cling wrap/Saran wrap/plastic wrap manicures. Here is mine.

I have never tried this technique before. I spent a bit of time looking at tutorials and discovered that there are a few different methods. I experimented a bit and settled on the following:

1. Apply base colour. I used Chi Chi - Show Me The Money, a dark metallic green.

2. I couldn't help myself and so I added a coat of Kleancolor - Sugarcoat.

3. Allow to dry completely.

4. Scrunch a bit of cling wrap into a loose ball, making sure there are some interesting looking folds.

5. Paint your secondary colour roughly onto a section of the cling wrap. I used Models Own - Golden Green.

6. Splodge it onto a bit of paper to remove excess polish.

7. Splodge artistically onto your nail.

8. Apply topcoat.

9. Admire :)
I love the way the glitter peeks through.

Thanks for welcoming me on board ladies!

Check out posts from the other Artsy Wednesday contributors!


  1. Aww, this is great, the glitter peeps through in such a nice way - and welcome into our flock!!

  2. Nicely done! I love sugarcoat..I just did a comparison chart on my PG Facebook @ IG this week

  3. wow looks amazing! Great job and welcome to AW!

  4. This is beautiful, love the olivey shade of Golden Green :)