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Texture, texture, texture! I think the right texture image can take your stamping from meh to awesome, and I fell completely in love with UberChic Beauty's Texture-licious 1 plate, so I'm super excited to show you the new Texture-licious 2 plate. :)
Here's the video review I did of the plate:
And here's a close shot of the plate:
Picking favorites on this plate is hard because I love every one of them and tons of ideas spring to mind when I look at them, so let me just point out a few of the more strange examples: the left most on the bottom row looks like feathers of fur, so try out using it that way...third from left bottom looks a bit like tire tread...Second from the left on the top looks like waves on the ocean or a large flock of birds way off in the distance, and second from right top looks like frost on a window.
UberChic Beauty's full-nail images are 17mm by 21mm, and here's a shot with a ruler so you can get a feel for the rest:
And check out the awesome texture it delivers:
OMG, I'm so in love with how this came out!! I wanted it to look like street art on an old brick wall, and I think it's fun and a little bit edgy and exactly the short of thing I'd create for an anti-Valentine's mani or just for fun any old day. Lovelovelovelovelove!
One quick tip to note: Note how I stamped the brick wall behind the main design in a color that would blend with the background more, so that the other stamping would pop. This is a good principle for double-stamping--you want your 'texture' layer to be closer in shade/color/ to your base polish, and the second color you stamp to be farther from it. So if your base polish is dark, you want that first layer of stamping to be darker than the second; if it's light, you want the first layer to be lighter.
You can find all the plates I used in UberChic Beauty's store, and be sure to check them out around the interwebs!