May 27, 2014

Harmony: Stamping Decal Design 3 Ways

Hello Nail Artists! I hope you all had an enjoyable holiday weekend! I was busy doing my nails for this MoYou London 10K Challenge, but what else is new? Today I bring you "Harmony" which I created for Day 18: Song. I finished this design with 3 different toppers and I'm curious which one you will like best.

Main image showing all 3 Harmony designs.

Provisions:
Base coat: Nail Tek Foundation II
Topcoats: OPI Topcoat, Essie Matte About You, Dance Legend Top Prismatic
Polish colors: OPI Alpine Snow and OPI Black Onyx
Stamping plate: MoYou London Rockstar 13
Stamping polish: Mundo de Unas White (1) and Black (2)

Image of nails polished with Alpine Snow and Black Onyx.
I started with two coats of Alpine Snow on my thumb, middle and pinky fingers and two coats of Black Onyx of my index and ring fingers.

Image of MoYou London's Rockstar 13 plate.
I chose my new MoYou London Rockstar 13 plate for this theme. I wanted to use the 5th design in the middle row across all of my fingers and wanted it to flow like a continuous image. Which meant I needed to make stamping decals to reverse the image on 2 fingers. To get the best alignment, and since I was making decals anyway, I decided to make one for every finger, choosing the last design in the middle row for my thumb.  

Image of finished Harmony design with shiny topcoat.
 I promise to do a video tutorial on my process for creating and applying decals. In the meantime we'll just fast forward to the finished designs. This is Version 1 with OPI's shiny topcoat.

Image of finished Harmony design with matte topcoat.
For Version 2 I matted the design with Essie's Matte About You.

Image of finished Harmony design with holographic topcoat.
And lastly, for Version 3 I decided to try my new Dance Legend Top Prismatic to see how the design would look holographic.

I would love to hear which version of this design you preferred and why, if you'd like to share. Then I will share in the comments which version I decided to enter into the contest.

Thanks for reading! I'll see you at the next post.
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2 comments

  1. I like the design on the middle finger the best - probably because it's the most true to life for a sheet of music. :)

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    1. Thanks Anne! I agree, that one does invoke memories of high school band so long ago!

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