Today I'm going to show you my first attempt at a new technique, stamping with nail foils. The name is a little deceptive, because you don't actually stamp with them, you stamp and then put them on top. But I'm getting ahead of myself.
I'm also going to show you another geometric print, since that's the theme this month in the Nail Challenge Collaborative.
First, let's take a look at the base polish I used, Zoya Blair, a rich vampy burgundy shimmer:
Next I stamped upon it with a geometric print from Cheeky Jumbo plate 8, using Barry M Silver Foil. I quickly pressed a bit of silver nail foil over the stamping.
The first nail I did (the ring finger on my left hand), I lifted the foil too quickly, and only a bit here and there transferred. My second try was the pinky of my left hand; on that one I pushed down a bit too hard, and the results were a bit smudgy:
|Left hand: mistakes were made.|
Then, I did my right hand, and tried to learn from my mistakes. I pressed firmly but gently, and held the foil in place for about 10 seconds before lifting. Sadly, I made a new mistake, although it wasn't a bad one; I put Seche Vite over the top, and it caused the foil to crinkle. The effect was still very pretty, but you can see the difference with the non-crinkled bits on the left hand above:
|Right hand: mistakes were still made, but I'm getting better.|
What do you think? Do you like this technique? Would you like to see a tutorial for it?