Hello everyone! Are you ready to see some stamping from me? Cause I'm not so sure, haha. I had such grand plans for this manicure, but did hit a couple of bumps along the way...
I intended for these nails to look like a bandana, if you didn't read the post title. The gradient that I did for the base of these nails looked super awesome, I probably should have taken pics of it before I stamped over it (oops).
I started with a base of OPI Manicurist of Seville. Then using this tutorial, I sponged on L'Oreal Haute Couture, a vampy blackened burgundy jelly.
I stamped on the design using Konad Special Polish White and the Shany plate SH20. I really like this image, the big flower in the middle is really pretty and I love the little dotty bits that fill in the empty spaces on the design.
Some of my stamp jobs were imperfect, and I tried to remedy them by freehanding on the pieces that didn't transfer to my nail. It wasn't a foolproof solution, but at least the image looked complete!
What do you think? It kinda looks like a bandana, right? I am curious to see what this might have looked like if I had stamped with black instead of white. It might have looked less like a bandana, but the black would have partially faded into the darker side of the gradient, which could have looked cool!
Stamping is definitely an area where I could improve a bit. I don't do it very often; I usually choose to freehand. I see so many ladies do incredible things with stamping, though, that it makes me want to do it more! I think I would like to start incorporating more stamping into my nail art routines.
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