Monday, April 14, 2014

Funkedelic Stamping

I have another stamping mani for you today! I love how striking it turned out! I don't know how long it will take me to perfect my stamping skills, but I am getting there! Basically I am at the stage where it looks good enough for me to think it looks pretty darn cool. I hope you agree!

I started with a white base color and let it dry a little. Then for all the color polishes I used the dry-brush technique. Essentially I wiped off the brush on the rim of the bottle to remove all of the excess polish. Then I dragged the brush in random spots two or three times on each nail. I repeated this with each color until most of the white was covered. I put a top coat on next to make sure the color was dry before stamping. The black design was made by stamping with my Cici and Sisi Jumbo Series #1 Plate 05. I finished with a last coat of Seche Vite top coat.

What does this look like to you? The whole time I wore this all I could think of was "psychedelic leopard". I finally asked my husband what it looked like to him, and his exact words were, "a psychedelic leopard". I was just a little shocked over our brainwaves connecting like that. Sure, we've been married for over ten years, so you would think it would happen on a regular basis. Let me tell you, it's kind of rare.

What I used:
Sephora by OPI White Hot- white
Ulta Blue Streak- royal blue
Barry M Papaya- melon
Love, Charlotte XO (turquoise-mint shade)
China Glaze Metro Pollen-tin- orange yellow
Konad Special Polish Black
Seche Vite top coat
Cici and Sisi Jumbo Series #1 Plate 05

What do you think? I'm tempted to do about 10 different versions of this mani because I love it so much!


  1. I am amazed. I try to think of cool and clever things you could do and usually come up with... Nothing! But you are always so creative!

    1. Thank you! I had something else in mind but changed it at the last minute. I'm glad I did!

  2. I'm always amazed at your grasp of color. I would never think to put all those colors together, but they look awesome! Do you have any photos of your nails prior to stamping them?

    1. Thank you! I did think of taking some photos before I did the stamp, but I guess it never happened!

  3. These look so beautiful, I love the "grunge" base :)

  4. I want that design turned into a painting and hung on my wall.


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