Sunday, December 1, 2013

Sunday Stamping: Between Jelly Layers...

I decided to take part in today's Sunday Stamping challenge for Adventures in Stamping. The challenge for this week is to sandwich stamping in between layers of jelly polish. It sounded like a fun technique to try to give some depth to the manicure. This is actually my second attempt at this manicure. My first attempt was ruined by using a jelly that wasn't sheer enough. Turns out I don't have very many sheer jellies because I never felt I had a need for them. Now I'm on a quest to find more because this was messy but fun...

This manicure has a WAY more layers than I would normally want in my manicure. Waiting for everything to dry enough to stamp was a nightmare. It is a good thing I'm pretty stubborn. If you are curious as to what exactly makes up this manicure, read on...

I started out with a white base, a coat of OPI Blue it Out of Proportion and a coat of OPI Pirouette My Whistle. I then stamped the seaweed pattern using white nail polish with the MoYou London Sailor Collection 05 plate. On top of the stamping I added two coats of OPI Don't Touch My Tutu! and a coat of Pirouette My Whistle. I then stamped using the same pattern from MoYou London Sailor Collection 05 plate just slightly shifted down. I topped all of that off with Blue it Out of Proportion, added my self made decals of the sea creatures and stamped a little bit more of the same pattern in white along the corners. And just because that wasn't enough, I dabbed Pirouette My Whistle around for a bit of sparkle. Phew! It's about 13 coats of polish, not including the stamping.

To create the decals I used MoYou London Sailor Collection 01. I stamped using Color Club Lady Holiday and colored them in using white acrylic paint. This was my first time trying out MoYou London stamping plates and I'm really pleased with their quality...

What do you think of this manicure?

Thanks for looking!
Anutka :)

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  1. Amazing!!! I just love your nail art.

  2. Gorgeous! I usually don't like blue nails, but this design is charming! Hope you will save time for something else :}

  3. 13 coats?! You're crazy! But the result is absolutely stunning.

  4. Looks amazing! Love the whole thing.

  5. Got lost somewhere in your description of the different layers that went into this manicure :)
    The result is so beautiful!

  6. Wow! These look so beautiful! The layers really make it look ocean-y :)

  7. You can make any polish sheer. Just add a little to clear polish and there you have it.

  8. The result is stunning! Where did all that patience come from? :-)

  9. I love this! The look is totally worth the 13 layers of polish. I can imagine how you felt while waiting though :D

  10. Thank you so so much everyone for all your lovely comments! I'm really glad that you like this manicure!

    It was definitely more time consuming than I wanted, but the result was worth it for me and I'm glad you agree as well.

    @RonChica, thank you for the tip. It is definitely something to keep in mind for next time :)

  11. It was beautiful, I feel inspired to try the technique!
    I can recommend Nfu Oh Jelly Syrups for this, the non- pastel ones are very sheer and they have a lot of colors to choose from.

  12. @blingfinger, thank you so much for the tip! I'll definitely have to check out their jelly syrups :)

  13. wow these are so pretty. Love the concept

    1. Thank you! There are so many amazing ideas with this technique. It is quite fun and simple (especially if you don't go as layer crazy as I did) :)


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