17 May 2013

Two toned stamping


Hi loves! You as happy with the weekend as I am? With the Dutch holidays lately there hasn't been a full workweek for a while now, so it was kinda tiring to have to work 5 days straight again ;-).

I have a gorgeous manicure for you today (at least that's what I feel about it) and it is also my first attempt at this technique! I am talking about stamping with two colors, trying to create a gradient look. That last part didn't really work out for me yet but I still love the 2 colors together, so it's not a failed manicure for me.

I started with a base of Revlon Night Plum. What a disastrous formula. Thin, sheer, runny... I did NOT like it. It also dries very dark, darker than the bottle shows so I ended up with a near black purple color. I needed 3 coats and I don't think that's acceptable for such a dark color.




After it dried (luckily quickly because of the thin formula) I grabbed Bundle Monster 223 and China Glaze Joy and Hi-Tek to do the stamping. To create this look you paint a small strip of your first color, and just below that you continue with your second color. Swipe, swipe again in the same direction (makes it blend a bit more) and stamp as usual!




I really love how stamping designs using polishe slike these come to life after applying topcoat <3. The sparkle and shimmer just sizzles!

Tell me, do you like this two toned stamping? Have you ever tried the technique?



35 comments :

  1. in loooooove <3 !

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  2. It's really pretty! Until I read this I thought you'd done a gradient and stamped with the darker colour. Relaly like it =)

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  3. nice! really pretty!

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  4. That's what I thought too! Brilliant :D

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  5. That's super pretty! Fantastic job!

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  6. Very nice!! Just like Nail Art Novice I thought you stamped with black. Too bad that the Revlon polish is so dark. Lovely result though :)

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  7. This looks beautiful! I honestly thought this was a gradient with a stamp OVER it, not the other way around!

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  8. This is so gorgeous !!! You did an awesome job!!

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  9. Super mooi! Geweldige kleurencombi! Ik wil dit ook eens proberen.

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  10. Love it! It looks amazing :)

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  11. I think I never got a "brilliant" before :D!

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  12. Glad you love it too Elin!

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  13. Thanks a lot Eva, you can be sure I'll be trying this more often in the future.

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  14. Thanks Angie! Seems you are not the only one :D.

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  15. You should! So much fun!

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  16. Dank je wel Deb! Zeker doen, het is de moeite waard (en het is weinig extra moeite t.o.v. gewoon stempelen).

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  17. LOVE!!!! I agree on a dark polish taking more than 2 coats is ridiculous! But the rest of this is amazing!

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  18. If you hadn't told, I would have guessed you did a sort of gradient as a base and then stamped with a dark colour. Eye tricks always drive me mad :D
    Pity for Revlon :/ BTW the final result is gorgeous!

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  19. :D yeah it seems everyone thought so! And thanks <3.

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