Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Digital Dozen, Pattern on Pattern Week 2/5 Squish
This one was a fun mani to create. A new technique as inspired by Pocket Money Polish. She described using a stamper and a mix of polishes to basically stamp on a colour mix. So this is exactly what I did. I used the squeeze pens from Simply Spoiled Beauty and put small purple, pink and blue dots on the back of a metal stamp plate. Then using my stamper I squished the dots and then stamped the squished colours onto my white base. Hence the term Squish Stamping! What a cool effect this made for a background! I then used Konad Soecial White to add some subtle stamping on top and voila!
My white smeared slightly with my matte top coat, but it kind of added to the overall look for once so I wasn't bothered. I will for sure be trying this Squish Stamping technique again.
I'm adding this quick picture tutorial because I just posted this and have already had so many questions as to how I made this look.
1. White base
2. Add small dots of colour on the metal back of a stamping plate
3. Squish the dots using a stamper
4. Stamp this onto nail and repeat till the base white is coloured
5. Add white stamping in any pattern, then top and matte coat
Notes: Once I added the top coat, that is when I really noticed that the colours bled thru my stamping this time round. I really liked this. Matte coat for this technique really smoothes out the look.
You can also use my code of LMN40 for 40% at the Simply Spoiled Store linked here if you what to try the squeeze pens for this instead of polish, and get my exact look. I think that the way the pens bleed thru the white stamping really adds to this,