Monday, October 7, 2013

Tess's Week - 'New Toy'

Hi WOW blog followers. Welcome to a week with Tess! As we have a long weekend here in NSW I have been working on a few pieces to show and a technique or two that you may not have used of played with.

Todays post is all about NAIL POLISH. Yes you did read that correctly. How many of us buy cheep and nasty nail polish for a random colour that we wear once and never use again? Well here is a solution to that will both use up that stash and help with your colour choices on your chipboard and veneer items.

NOTE: Please use nail polish in a well ventilated area.

New Toy
Using light wood veneer Brush Hearts (WV037), light wood veneer 'Love' title (WV023) and light wood veneer Heart Icon (WV027)

I love the pink, teal and yellow colour combination at the moment and this page is no exception. Most of the page elements are pink or teal so to bring through the yellow I have used a light yellow shade of nail polish to coat the wood veneer pieces.

I love the fact that it gives the veneer that gloss look with very little effort and the nail polish brush is fine enough to get into those little areas and still keep all of the detail, such as the 'Love' title.
I have also used a heat gun on the nail polish in the past to get a textured effect. It will bubble under the heat but still dry relatively flat but with a bumpy surface rather than the smooth flat gloss.
The colour choices are endless and the light wood veneer takes to colour exceptionally well. I have used this on many pages and love the effect!
Thanks for dropping past. I will be back tomorrow with another share.

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