I know, I know your thinking WOOD GRAIN? Having to design and research for the wood industry and industrial woodworking for the past 4 years has given me an appreciation of the natural beauty in wood. Can't help it.
So here's how I accomplished today's manicure.
I started with basecoat, I've been using CND sticky lately and it's wonderful. Followed by two thin coats of China Glaze Going My Way?.
I printed a black and white wood grain pattern about the size each nail on a laser printer. Cut each nail sized strip out and let it sit in a glass of rubbing alcohol.
Once throughly soaked, placed the strip of paper on throughly a dried nail, pressing firmly then lifting gently to reveal the transfer onto the nail (see manicure "french poetry").
One coat of Seche Vite and I was out the door.
Gotta saying this is definitely one of my favorite manicures I've done of all time.
Yay for trees! BTW I used recycled paper.
Love and chip-free nail polish to you all!