Friday, October 11, 2013

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Reverse stamping, shades of blue with gradient

The 31 Day Challenge left me hankering for more nail art, so here is something I wore last week.  It would have worked perfectly for Day 5 - Blue.

I did my two middle fingers and thumbs using the reverse stamping technique.  The process is very simple and involves stamping onto a piece of plastic and then colouring in the design from the back.  You then put top coat over it and peel it off like a decal.  At this point you could punch out shapes with craft punches or you can apply the whole decal to your nail.  I chose to apply the whole decal (obviously!). I did use four shades of blue, although the two middle shades are very similar.  On my pinky and index finger I did a simple gradient using all four colours used on the decal.





I forgot to take photos of my nails before I left for work, so these are some very rushed ones that I did as soon as I got home.  I did have both hands painted but was hurrying in the fading light and forgot to photograph them.

Below is a quick action shot I took as I was painting the stamped designs on a piece of plastic.  Tip: Use thick plastic like a zip lock bag and  sticky tape it down so you don't get any waves in the plastic.


9 comments:

  1. Neat! I've never heard of this! Its a cool idea.

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  2. Stunning combinations! And thanks for the tips with making stamp decals! Hope to try this soon.

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  3. Dang girl, amazing! Great post and nails, stunning!

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  4. Pretty! I've actually seen similar techniques where you paint the filling right on the stamp itself, and then peel the whole thing off and stick it on like a decal.

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  5. This looks so pretty! I love how it almost looks like stained glass :) The stamp decals look fun!

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