Saturday, September 17, 2016

Before & After: Deco writer (featuring Zoya Noah, Messy Mansion's stencil kit, and MM24)

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Hello!


So guess what? My third novel has gone through a bunch of rounds of edits and even out to an editor, and it's ready--so I've started looking for agent for it. Exciting and terrifying both!


It put me in the mood to do a manicure related to books and writing...And I've been really enjoying my new Messy Mansion stencil kit, so I decided to see what I could come up with. :)


I started with a base of Zoya Noah, a great neutral and a great base for nail art:


Zoya Noah
Zoya Noah


First I used the art deco image on the upper right of this stencil:


Messy Mansion stencil kit
Messy Mansion stencil kit


I used the second-pass technique because I wanted to batik-y sort of image (see my post here for the technique); I chose Messy Mansion Red-y Or Not for my polish. I wanted a heavy image on my accent nails, and lighter images on my other nails. Then I stamped images from Messy Mansion 24:


Messy Mansion MM24
Messy Mansion MM24


For that I used Messy Mansion Carbon. Here's how it came out:


Deco Writer: Zoya Noah + Messy Mansion stencil kit and MM24
Deco Writer: Zoya Noah + Messy Mansion stencil kit and MM24

Deco Writer: Zoya Noah + Messy Mansion stencil kit and MM24
Deco Writer: Zoya Noah + Messy Mansion stencil kit and MM24


What do you think? I like how the heavier background on the accent nails contrasts with the lighter image on the other nails, and I think this has a rich Victorian feel that makes me feel like I'm inside some fancy book. I love it. :)


Happy stamping!
M.

18 comments:

  1. I really like how this manicure turned out :)

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    1. Thank you! I love the random feel to the background pattern. :)

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  2. The stamping turned out fantastic.

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  3. No link for second pass technique showing up on post????

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    1. Ack!! That's because I'm a moron. Linking it now...Sorry!

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    2. And here it is directly :) Thanks for letting me know!! https://lacquerorleaveher.blogspot.com/2016/08/review-messy-mansions-stencil-kit.html

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  4. Thank you. I love this mani so much, I simply had to have more detail on how you did it.

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    1. Yay, I'm so glad you like it! Sorry for the confusion. :(

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  5. Congrats for your book!! And for this awesome mani! I just love it. <3

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  6. Beautiful stamping as always!! And congrats on the 3rd book!!

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  7. Gorgeous! I really need to get a stencil kit! They look so fun!

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  8. These images are so clear and crisp, I love them!

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    1. They make great quality plates, for sure. :)

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  9. Your mani is gorgeous and I wish you luck with you book!

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