Green Gradient with Stamping (52 Week Challenge)
I have had so much trouble with this week’s 52 Week Pick n Mix Challenge. The theme is either fire or 3 greens or yellows.
And the one that made it to posting – this manicure – is attempt number 5.
I started off by doing some green, three colour stamping over a blue. It looked a bit like parrot feathers and I quite liked it, but when I saw the photos I wasn’t happy as it was all a bit messy. So then I went down the fire route. I stamped some red, orange and yellow flames over a white base, but hated it and took it off again. Now, I don’t much like green, but I returned to that and tried some double processed stamping (look it up – it’s a new technique that has all the Facebook groups abuzz!). It worked brilliantly, but the colour scheme just didn’t suit the theme (green hearts anyone??). Next, and very late last night, I tried to do a yellow watermarble. I was tired and the polishes weren’t playing nicely, so that came off too.
Finally, this morning, I decided to do a two colour gradient with some stamping over the top.
At long last, I’d created a manicure I was proud enough of (despite the green) to put on the blog. The gradient is OPI Stranger Tides and Barry M Cardamom. And I stamped using Mundo De Uñas High Green and Born Pretty Store plate BP-20.
- Colour: gradient of OPI Stranger Tides and Barry M Cardamom
- Stamping polish: Mundo De Uñas High Green
- Stamping plate: Born Pretty Store BP-20
- Top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri
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