The idea was to have this be a sort of 'behind the scenes' glimpse manicure, where you see a glitter mani and peek behind it to see the cogs and gears making it work. Meh, not really successful.
I started with a base of OPI San Tan-tonio and then taped off the upper half of my middle and ring fingers on a diagonal. Then I painted on my Sonoma Nail Art polish called 'Clockwork', added some cogs with acrylic paint, and then hand painted the black stripe following the tape line. That black stripe makes it look like I didn't use tape at all in this mani. Ug. But I did this last night at midnight, so dang it, it will have to do.
Here is a look at Clockwork, one of the 4 polishes in my Great Handcar Regatta themed set. I really love this glitter polish because it creates gorgeous instant artwork. No tape required (HALLELUJAH)!