Friday, June 6, 2014

Nail Art FAIL: Pattern!

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Due to circumstances outside of our control the Polish Swap Society's Nail Art Challenge will experience a bit of a delay. The last two challenges will be done every two weeks. That turned out to be a good thing because I had an idea to try a new stamping technique as seen here but it turned out not so great! 


I was lucky enough to get a new Victoria's Secret Swimsuit (in zither Blue Paisley print) and I loved the pattern so much I wanted to try to replicate it for the challenge.


Using Bundle Monster Plate BM-315, the paisley print image, I stamped Barielle's Tres Chic onto my stamper and let it dry. Tres Chic is a very dark navy blue with a touch of purple to it. It's a cream and very opaque.


I filled in parts of the image using my smallest dotting tool with Barielle's Peach Popsicle which is peachy coral cream and Illamasqua's Cameo which is a periwinkle blue cream. I then allowed this plenty of time to dry on the stamper.


I painted my nail stick with one coat of China Glaze, White On White. Once it was completely dry I added a top coat and let it dry enough so that the surface was tacky but it was still pretty set. If it's too wet, the polish will slide on the nail.


I then applied the stamper with the dried image to my tacky nail, nice and firm in order to transfer the image. I used a rolling motion as the video above demonstrates.



As you can see my attempt (and this was 2nd one) was not successful. So I am back to the drawing board to figure out the pattern I want to try next. Thankfully I have a little extra time to work on it now. ;)




2 comments:

  1. That is a really cool pattern. Going to add that plate to my wish list. I'm glad you tried this, I've been curious about this technique. Good luck with the next go around!

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    1. I think using a top coat on the image before transferring will help maintain the integrity of the design. :)

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