Sunday, February 17, 2013
Flip Flop February-Day 17
Immediately upon seeing the list, I knew what I wanted to do, but after a bit, I thought I should give the "real" technique a try.
I knew that I wanted to do the Newspaper manicure, so I started with a base of Don't Pretzel My Buttons.
This low light picture show that aspect better-
I tried, really I did.
I brought home a page of the local rag from work, since I don't take a paper here, selected a likely section, lay it on my nail and then used at least two alcohol wipes to soak it and press down on it.
Totally didn't work.
The polish was dulled a little, at best.
So back to Plan A!
Plan A was to stamp using another image from Vivid Lacquer, VL004 this time.
It really worked well!
Somehow, I wiggle the stamper and end up with curved straight lines.
I wonder if it is the stamper-I have a really soft double sided one, and have heard that the Konad are stiffer.
I topped the stamping with my NYC Matte Me Crazy, that really made it work, looked much more like a newspaper.
This manicure worked out exactly like I had imagined it right away, I love it!
Take a look at the other participants in Jilltastic's 28 Day Challenge-they always are so creative.
I always like seeing how many others did the same part of the challenge as I did and how many chose the other, which today was a delicate print.