April 15, 2012

The Return of Stamping Sunday!

I've been using glitter as 'nail art' instead of doing any actual nail art. But I have some fun nail art series planned for the near future, so I thought today would be a great day to dust off those stamping plates and get into the groove of things! There was a tie in the vote for today's theme in Stamping Sunday so today is a triple threat - gradient, multi-stamp and animal print!

For my base, I did a jelly gradient using 3 polishes I frankened and this method from Layniefingers. Then, to make it 'multistamp', I used three different animal print images from my Bundle Monster plates. I used the zebra, cheeta-zebra combo, and cheetah prints, alternating across my fingers in Konad white (and matching them up a bit with the different patterns, too).

My jelly frankens -  the first two are more like 'crellies' because they're very creamy and fairly opaque in less coats than usual jellies, the last one is more sheer like a typical jelly. The first two frankens were obviously made with Wet n Wild polishes, 'Blazed' and 'Sunny Side Up', and the one on the end was made with Sally Hansen XtremeWear 'Mellow Yellow'. 

This was so easy and fun! I used a brush to swipe Vaseline wherever I didn't want polish from the gradient or stamping to make clean-up easier on myself, and it worked really well. That's probably my favorite trick for water-marbling or other nail art (using Vaseline) - I'm too lazy to tape my fingers, and the Vaseline is somewhat moisturizing in the process.

[PS. As always, you can click on the pictures and open for more details!]


  1. Love the color gradient! Looks like sorbet! Yummy.

  2. i love this big time sweetheart - awesome xxx

  3. That gradient is amazing... great job!!!!

  4. Ooooh, this is so pretty! I love what you did with the gradient, and I'm so glad my tutorial was helpful! Thanks for the link!

  5. This is super cute! I love the gradient and the stamp is perfect for Spring!

  6. yaaah your gradient is just amazing! Looks like a sunset or a cocktail that I would gladly sip at the Beach lol

  7. This is really cute. I'm loving the bright warm colors.


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