Saturday, 19 July 2014

Stamp Camp: Stamping over a tie-dye nail art

Sunday last week was one of those rainy, murky days in the middle of summer that called for a extended nail polish play session! And as usually the case after ogling beautiful nail art with other Bloggers and on Instagram all week, I was determined to try sort of a dry brush paint technique. Not to mention my ambition to practice stamping. Instead of going on forever here, let's jump to the Skittelette pronto:

 mattified stamping
Pinkie: three thin coats of Picture Polish Atomic
Ring and index: I started with two thin coats of Colors by Llarowe Coconut and then painted random spots with a narrow, short and square nail art brush using Colors by Llarowe Blue Jeans and Beauty Queens and Candy is Dandy. An intermediate layer of Top Coat enhanced the intended tie-dye look. I then stamped the snowflakes (note to self: put on reading glasses before choosing a stamping pattern - I was convinced those thingies were sort of stars) from MoYou Fairytale Collection Plate 05 with Rica Stamping Polish in White
Index and thumb: KBShimmer Right As Reign

I sealed the stamped nails with Glisten&Glow HK Girl, all others with KBShimmer Clearly on Top.

Final thoughts: I was amazed at how easy that tie-dye turned out to be! Not that I had a clear idea of how it is supposed to work, I literally just started out. And yes, I did love the result ;-)

I look forward to reading your comments - thanks for visiting!!!
Christine <3


  1. Nice I like this! I love what you've done on your index and ring fingers :-D The tie-dye effect is pretty cool!

    1. Thank you dea Ananka!!! I want to do some more of that tie-dye stuff but then worn on its own so that the effect is more visible...

  2. What an interesting look on yous index and ring finger. The shiny version looks a little like this iridescent transparent plastic foil used for wrapping gifts or flowers. Or like a soap bubble :-)

    1. Hahaha thank you so much - this got my mind spinning - a holo Top Coat might look perfect over it to create a soap bubble or foil wrap feel, I will try soon....