Monday, May 12, 2014

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Stamping decal butterflies with gradient

Last week I created this very spring like mani to brighten our very cold and dreary autumn weather.  The gradient was created using Picture Polish Swagger, Chillax and Frank-n-further and OPI I can't cope-a-cabana.  I topped that with a silver holo fine glitter and then stamped the dottie design off MoYou plate Princess 10. 

I created stamping decals for the butterflies and applied them over a white base.  The plate is a new one from Messy Mansion (MM42), which isn't actually released yet, but I was lucky enough to get a sample plate last time I met up with Julia.  To create the butterflies, I stamped them in black onto the stamper and then coloured them in using the same colours listed above.  I then top coated the whole lot and let it dry for a about 5-10 minutes.  I then peeled the decal off the stamper and applied it to a tacky layer of top coat on my nails.





Here is the new butterfly stamping plate from Messy Mansion, aren't those big butterflies so perfect for colouring in and creating decals. I just love that there are so many sections of that image that you can select to put onto your nail. Follow Messy Mansion on Facebook to get the release date.



10 comments:

  1. Beautiful mani! Do you think it's better to do reverse stamping like this on the the stamper or onto a plastic bag? I've only ever tried the latter and always have problems with clean up :/

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    1. I think clean up is always going to be a problem when doing full nail decals. Having tried both stamping onto plastic to create the decal and painting the decal directly onto the stamper, I think I prefer doing it onto the plastic. The main reason is because when its on the stamper it ends up being curved on the stamper (whereas on plastic it's flat) and that curve is the opposite way to the way your finger curves. I had troubles getting it to smooth down compared to the plastic ones.

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  2. Love the Nails and nothing better to bring in Spring than some pretty butterflies :-)

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    1. Even though it's Autumn here, I'm willing it to be warmer by wearing bright coloured manis.

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  3. This is one of the most breathtaking manis I have seen in a long time. o-m-g!! Absolutely stunning. (Also, I like what you've done with the blog! Cleaner and loads faster--very nice.)

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