I finally tried a new (to me!) technique! Don't get all excited; I haven't foray into the world of water marbling. Or inks. Or any other new technique floating around. Perhaps some day. I don't actually know the name for this. The Blob Method? Dot Method maybe? When I sat down to do my first Easter nails, I thought this really would be a great plate to use for some water marbling. But decided that sitting down at midnight to do your very first water marbling probably isn't a good thing. So I thought I would do sponging but thought, been there, done that. What next can do I do pack a bold punch of colours? So did dots! I'm not overly impressed with how this came out but maybe it was enough incentive to try a water marble, who knows.
Here's what I came up with.
Started with a base coat of OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls. Then added assortment of dots or blobs of polish to cover the white using all Glam polishes; Pink Ladies, Look At Me, I'm Sandra Dee, Summer Nights, We Go Together and Grease is the Word. I didn't cover the white 100% but just hoped that area would be covered with the stamping. Then top coated to quicken dry time.
After thinking that some of these blobs were fairly thick, left them to dry for about 45 minutes before stamping. (Thank goodness for PVR; watched an intensive hour of Intervention condensed into about 40 minutes when you can fast forward the commercials.)
Stamped using Messy Mansion MM08 using Funky Fingers Dark Knight.
Messy Mansion MM08 (I thought I had taken a pix before scrapping but didn't).
Top coated to finish.
There was no way I was going to dot my other hand; did skittles using the same polishes and stamped with same plate and polish.
I'm on the fence about this. As much as I'm a lover of busy nails, this just looks like a hot mess. I think it might have been better with lighter polishes; not sure. I still think this would be an awesome plate for some neon water marbling. Some day, maybe lol!
Thanks for looking!