OK whining aside, I have another mani I created at Stamp Camp. I am practicing whenever I got the time and the mood. Last week I showed a Skittelette using colors my dear IG pal @_sven_ja_ chose for me. One of the polishes I used was Cult Nails Ms Conduct a dark nearly black brown. The lovely thing about Ms Conduct's shade of brown: it is straight forward brown, not too much yellow, red or green, just an Espresso colored dark beauty. From the moment I did the aforementioned Skittelette, I had the idea to do an "ethnic" stamping using MoYou Explorer Plate 05 representing Australia.
Without further ado here is the result:
I started with two coats of Cult Nails Ms Conduct, sealed it with Glisten&Glow HK Girl and stamped all nails except my middle finger and my thumb with various parts of MoYou Explorer Plate 05 using Essence white stamping polish.
This is MoYou Explorer Plate 05 - Screen Shot from MoYou's own website link here.
A couple of observations by a stamping rookie:
- I do different pictures for my nails because I do not yet manage identical stamps on all my nails
- The less delicate the stamp the easier the transfer. I still find intricate patterns hard to transfer evenly on the nail
- Abstract patterns without a geometry requiring an exact placing on the nail are a lot easier for me to tackle
- In between stamping the various nails I "clean" my stamper with Scotch Tape - it peels off the polish perfectly from the stamper and leaves a clean surface. Also after picking up the picture from the plate I erase the unwanted parts of the picture with Scotch Tape from the stamper
I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!