Design #8 of 31DC2013 – Metallic Nails
Without hesitation, I picked Essie’s Mirror Metallics to show off on the metallic nails design. So, I thought I’d use a matte polish as the canvas and stamp with the shiny metallic colors – silver, gold & copper.
These polishes are known to be good for stamping, although they dry quickly. I’m not quite sure I worked fast enough; but, from a distance they looked pretty cool.
Come to think of it, I haven’t
stamped this many times in one session before; as each nail was stamped
three times (plus several “rejects” that wound up on paper). Also, I got to try out my new Winstonia stamper (purchased on Amazon, link here) and found I like it quite a bit. It is a “squishy” one, but not as squishy as one I had gotten from Ninja polish. So, now I have several stampers with different squish/hardness factors to experiment with.
|Not a great photo – but I felt the need to show both hands.
Lots of stamping!
And once again, with the metallic pretties on top.
Finally, to insure the design stayed on my nails for a couple days, I sealed it with top-coat. I think it looked better without it though.
- Orly: Bonder (basecoat)
- Orly: Blue Suede, 2 coats (needs about 20% more patience to apply than I had that day)
- Essie: no place like chrome, good as gold, and penny talk (stamped in that order – next time might like a smaller stamp image that could be overlapped better)
- Salon Express: plate SE20 (from the “As Seen on TV” package)
- Seche Vite (shiny topcoat)
|courtesy of Chalkboard Nails|
Till next time,