Friday, October 20, 2017

Dixie Plates DP 05!

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Hello!


Today we're going to take a look at another Halloween plate from Dixie Plates, DP 05. This plate isn't just a Halloween plate--there is some other holiday stuff on it, too, but of course this time of year I'm fixating on the Halloween, hehe.

Here's the video review I did of DP 05 and Halloween 2017:



And let's take a closer look:

Dixie Plates DP 05

What I love best about this plate:  The row of trick-or-treaters are charming, and while you won't fit them head to toe on your nail unless you have really long nails, you can put one on each nail and make a super cute scene. I also love the negative space jack-o-lanterns and faces, and this is the only grim reaper I have that is spooky and not cute. But most of all--jumping skeletons. Seriously now, that's about as awesome as it gets.


Dixie Plates' full nail images are 2.1 x 2.5 cm, and here's a shot with a ruler so you can judge the other images:



How about quality? The other plates I have from Dixie Plates are excellent quality, so I was expecting the same from this one:




These images were swatched with Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in Grease Lightening, and with a clear stamper. The lines are crisp, transfer is excellent, and look at the little fine-line details on that skeleton. LOVE.

For my first mani, I couldn't resist playing with that jumping skeleton image...I started with a base of Spellbound Nails Dementor and The Lady Varnishes Fairy Queen. Then I stamped with Messy Mansion Sterling and Carbon:

Dixie Plates DP 05 over Spellbound Nails Dementor and The Lady Varnishes Fairy Queen


Lately I've been doing two versions of every mani I create, I don't know why--maybe I'm just being indecisive. Whatever the reason, for my second version, I used Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh on my pinky and thumb, and added some cross charms from Charlie's Nail Art  (use code LOLAM10 for 10% off your order) for some added gothic splash--I love how I can bend their little metal charms to fit the curve of my nail, as you can see on the pinky:


Dixie Plates DP 05 over Spellbound Nails Dementor, The Lady Varnishes Fairy Queen, and Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh
Dixie Plates DP 05 over Spellbound Nails Dementor, The Lady Varnishes Fairy Queen, and Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh

Dixie Plates DP 05 over Spellbound Nails Dementor, The Lady Varnishes Fairy Queen, and Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh
Dixie Plates DP 05 over Spellbound Nails Dementor, The Lady Varnishes Fairy Queen, and Girly Bits Cosmetics Sploosh


For my second mani, I wanted to do a night sky mani, featuring colors that work for Halloween, but also could just be a regular spooky fall evening. I started with Zoya Aster on my middle and ring fingers, and Zoya Olivera on the rest, then sponged around the edges of the middle and ring fingers to create a moon sort of look. Then I stamped my images first with Messy Mansion Sterling, then with Moonflower Polish Mar Caribe--I did this both to create a shadowed effect, but also so the blue would look the same over both the light and the dark polishes:


Dixie Plates DP 05 over Zoya Aster and Olivera
Dixie Plates DP 05 over Zoya Aster and Olivera

Dixie Plates DP 05 over Zoya Aster and Olivera


After I finished this one, I liked it, but it just annoyed me that I could see the purple through the owl. So, I decided to do a second version with a decal of the owl, and thanks to the miracle of clear stampers, I just stuck it on right over what I already had:


Dixie Plates DP 05 over Zoya Aster and Olivera

Dixie Plates DP 05 over Zoya Aster and Olivera


The first way is fine, but the second version just feels a little more three-dimensional to me, it just has a little more pop. I made a video tutorial to show you how to get the look:




If you're in the US or Canada, you can find this and other Dixie Plates plates at Lantern & Wren; in the UK you can find them at Nail Stamping Queen UK. For shipping to other locations, check the Dixie Plates site, and in the meantime, follow them here:

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Happy stamping!
M. xoxo

2 comments:

  1. Both manicures look great! I really like that skeleton design a lot.

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    1. Thank you! I think that's my favorite, too. :)

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