Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Advanced Stamping Tutorial: Sponged nail decals

Hi everyone! Happy Thanksgiving a day early since I probably won't be posting tomorrow.

I wanted to show you guys a quick tutorial on those sponged leaves decal from my last mani. To get those leaves, I used a new technique for me. I first stamped the leaves onto the stamper and while they were still on the stamper I took away the portions I didn't want with a piece of tape. Way better than using acetone or remover! This next step is important, I found out. I carefully laid a coat of clear nail polish over the design without letting the brush touch the design. Last time I failed to do this step and the design came away when I tried to fill it with color.

NailaDay: Sponged stamp decals tutorial

Then I sponged various colors onto the leaves, keeping in mind that I needed to work backwards because it's the other side that's going to show up.

NailaDay: Sponged stamp decals tutorial

For example, the red went first, then the brown, then the tan.

NailaDay: Sponged stamp decals tutorial

Then, because I didn't want the background sponged part around the leaves, I cut out the individual leaves with a pair of nail scissors that I never use and placed them on my nail. Topcoat to seal it in and you're done!

NailaDay: Sponged stamp decals tutorial

Sorry a couple of those pictures are blurry but I hope that you guys understood what I was doing! I think I could have saturated the sponged colors more but overall, I'm happy I came up with this new way to color in stamped images!

Here is my mani before I added the leaves. Which version do you like?

NailaDay: Thanksgiving watermarble with China Glaze Vintage Vixen polishes

NailaDay: Thanksgiving watermarble with China Glaze Vintage Vixen polishes

5 comments:

  1. Fabulous technique! What is the name of the china glaze? And what colors did you use for the watermarble?

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  2. All the colors are from the China Glaze Vintage Vixen collection. My previous post lists them all but they are emerald Fitzgerald, foxy, classic Camel and Goin my way.

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  3. Oh thank you so much for your answer ! I really love your blog !

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