Who wants to capture a rainbow?
Who would have thought that clear nail polish could produce such a beautiful rainbow? I love this technique of using clear nail polish to create such an amazing background. I was able to make 6 blank thank-you cards for my Operation Write Home box and at the same time, reduce my stash of leftover class kits. Also, instead of using Copics, I pulled out my neglected chalk pencils to color the focal image and create a baseline. LOVE how the black line fades into the foreground.
Nail Polish Technique
- Cut black cardstock layer to 4 inches by 5.25 inches and round the corners using a decorative punch.
- Fill a shallow pan (I used a disposable pie plate) with barely lukewarm water and immerse the black cardstock, forcing it to the bottom.
- Immediately let one drop of clear nail polish float on the surface of the water and then using tweezers gently pull the wet cardstock up through the floating nail polish (or as I like to call it – capture the rainbow onto the cardstock). NOTE: The temperature of the water is critical. Too warm and the nail polish disperses into tiny drops. Too cool and the nail polish just drops to the bottom of the pan.
- Let the cardstock dry naturally (I put my pieces out on my patio table).
Here’s a quick view of the decorated envelope. It too has the black chalk baseline. A fun presentation that a hero will be able to send back home to a loved one. I added a white liner for the inside of the card (but I forgot to take a picture). It had a very faint stamping (pale blue ink) of the focal image.
Stamps: TAC Forever Friends
Paper: SU! Bashful Blue, Basic Black; Strathmore Ultimate White Wove 88 cover bristol
Ink: Memories Black; SU! Bashful Blue
Accessories: Tonic Corner Rounder with Slit; MS Topaz Bling; Sally Hansen Diamond Glaze