Saturday, July 6, 2013

"Antique Bronze Relic" Manicure

I was looking at one of the prints on an XL stamping plate and saw one design that I thought looked really interesting. It's a geometric pattern that looked kinda organic (peacock) and kinda tribal/sci-fi in a rather 5th Element or WoW Iron Dwarf relic kinda way. Nerd, I know.


I used:
  • A beautiful duochrome polish olive-green from China Glaze that's a dupe for Chanel Peridot, called Rare & Radiant.
  • A white Essie polish as stamping color. I didn't use a Konad stamping polish as it was too stark and opaque a white and I wanted something softer.
  • An XL stamping plate in design "B" that you can get from cheeky-beauty.com
  • Konad stamper and scraper
  • Turquoise/Teal hexagon glitter
  • Repositionable glue (if you have foil glue that works; anything that dries clear and tacky)
Tutorial below!


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 Make sure your nail polish is completely dry or you will smear it when you stamp.

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If you're using repositionable glue, let dry completely, or it will not be sticky and your glitter flecks will slide around.
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 I used a fine dotting tool with a touch of glue on the tip so it would pick up glitter. You can use a toothpick or orange stick as well.
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I used Seche Vite topcoat because it is less likely to dissolve and smear the stamped pattern beneath.

1 comment:

  1. I really like this and WILL be trying it myself!

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