33DC Day 9: Indian
I wasn’t sure what to do with today’s prompt in the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 33 Day Challenge.
For me, “Indian” is more about the sub-continent of India than Native American Indians because I’ve travelled in India a couple of times. So I did at least get that far, but then I got a bit stuck.
At first I thought about emulating some mehndi (henna) tattoo designs, but eventually I settled on recreating a sari design. I saw a beautiful red sari, with gold embellishment, and decided that was what I was going to do. I painted a base coat of the fabulous A England Perceval, then came to a halt. There was no way I could recreate the design – my freehand skills are too poor.
In the end, I compromised and stamped a design in gold over Perceval. It’s not quite the sari design I saw. Ironically it’s more like a henna design, so I’m not sure how Indian these nails look after all. But I like them!
This is the first stamping I’ve done with my new squishy stamper. I had to prep it a bit to get it to stamp. I filed it a little and then swiped it quickly with acetone, but it still missed a few bits. The gaps can’t be seen when I hold my hand at arm’s length, but they’re very visible in this photo. Never mind, it’ll take a bit of getting used to I think, but it’s far better than my usual stamper.
- Base colour: two coats of A England Perceval
- Stamping polish: Barry M Foil Effects Gold
- Stamping plate: Bundle Monster BM-314
- Top coat: Glisten & Glow HK Girl
Have a look at what everyone else doing the challenge has come up with:
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