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.

**Update!
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,

Cheers all,



25 comments:

  1. I don't know enough about stamping to really understand how this works - but it's so pretty!

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  2. I love this! I don't really understand either but I can't wait to try it anyways!

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    1. I just added a tutorial so you can see how.

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  3. You must teach me your tricks because I can't get Special white to do anything even remotely subtle.

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    1. I know, its so opaque. Its a fine line when I scrape between subtle and patchy.

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  4. I love that squishy base; I have never seen a technique like this before; very cool.

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    1. Thanks, I want to do it in tropical colours next!

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  5. There's too many techniques for me to keep up with....another one I'll have to try sometime!

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  7. I've seen this technique but haven't tried it yet....added to the list! Beautiful job!

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  8. This is GREAT! I love the color combo too!

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  9. This is so lovely! I'm definitely going to try it :)

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  10. this is fab - I can't wait to try and see how it compares to splodging xx

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  11. What a cool technique! Thank you for the tutorial!

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  12. I HAVE to try this. It's just spectacular!

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  13. This is such a cool technique! I'm going to have to add it to the try list! Love the design!

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  14. These are just too amazing. I need to try this!

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  15. I am just SO EXCITED to try this. thanks for the tutorial!

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  16. This looks so awesome with the white stamp fading into the background marble!

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  17. This is so unique and beautiful! Thanks for including the tutorial!

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  18. Fabulous job! The face in the middle picture of the collage is looking at me! :)

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