This was inspired by this piece by Penelope Paige.
You can see my mistake. Some day I will get the whole sugar spun thing down.
I started with two coats of China Glaze Desert Sunset. I have such a crush on this color, and I can't figure out why! It is an orange leaning caramel color. The only thing I can figure is that I have a soft spot for colors that are not like....other colors? Some people would call them fugly. I like a good blue or purple or pink as much as the other guy, as my stash can attest, but I love unusual colors. This is one of those, not orange, not brown, somewhere between the two. <3
Next I sponged with Maybelline High Style Sienna
Then I sponged again with OPI Lost On Lombardo. Looks kinda bloody, huh?
Sponged again with Finger Paints Black Expressionism.
Then I went and tried to do the squiggles with the spun sugar technique. Um...No. I used Sally Hansen Insta Dri Quick Sand. I thought that the quick dry on this would help. Yes and no. It got to the right consistency very quickly, but just as quickly passed through the stringy phase into the "I am going to clump on your tool and not do anything you want me to do!" So there you go, another nail fail. Now check the other non-fail nails. I'm going to go take a nap.