Hello Nail Artists! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend! Today I would like to share a fun design that is not only double stamped, but stamped using multiple colors in a single design. My inspiration came from one of my nail art groups and their recent challenge theme "stamping over a striped background".
I've done double stamped designs using straight stripes in the background a few times now so I decided to go in a different direction with this nail art. I chose to use animal stripes, tiger to be more specific, and I thought they would look great with some multicolored tropical flowers and leaves over them.
My love affair with Dance Legend's WOW Prism Collection continues! I chose Inhale #35 for my thumb and pinky and Just Another Star #30 for the remaining fingernails. I am wearing 2 coats of polish and HK Girl's Fast Drying Topcoat for these photos.
For the background I used the tiger stripe design from MoYou London's Pro 04 XL plate and stamped it on using Mundo de Unas Violet.
I chose 2 different hibiscus flower designs from MoYou London's Tropical Collection 02 plate and stamped them using Mundo de Unas polishes in Green, Avocado, Mexican Pink, Pastel Yellow and Orange. There's a short video tutorial below for creating this multicolored stamped look.
I finished the design with a glitter gradient on my thumb and pinky using Liquid Sky Lacquer's Trick or Treat. This glitter bomb was really easy to work with and loaded with vibrant color hex glitters that coordinated so well with the design.
Here's the tutorial I mentioned earlier. If you enjoy it I hope you will consider subscribing to my YouTube Channel. I am just getting started on there now that I have upgraded my camera for HD capability and plan to add new content often.
Basecoat & Topcoat: Picture Polish Revolution and HK Girl Fast Drying Topcoat
Base Polishes: Dance Legend Just Another Star and Inhale
Accent polish: Liquid Sky Lacquer Trick or Treat
Stamping plates: MoYou London Tropical Collection 02 and Pro 04 XL
Stamping polishes: Mundo de Unas Violet, Green, Avocado, Mexican Pink, Pastel Yellow and Orange
The last photo I have to share with you is this cool macro Photoshop made for me. I learned how to create these by accident in my last post when I clicked on 'Divide Scanned Image' instead of Resize. This time I did it on purpose because these are the cheesy things we do when we can't afford the macro lens we want just quite yet. :)
In case you missed it last time, I'd like to share a tip for Mundo de Unas users again since I used lots of it in this design. Use NON-ACETONE nail polish remover and a small brush or Q-tip to clean off the excess polish around your nails. I had been using pure acetone and still having the hardest time trying to scrub away the excess. With this tip it comes off so easily!
I hope you enjoyed this nail art design and I would love to hear your thoughts! It came out exactly as I envisioned it, which doesn't happen nearly enough, and it makes me happy just looking at it.
By the way, the name change project is officially completed! We are, and always will be (says Facebook), Nails Of Aquarius! I am so happy to have that behind me and I want to thank all of you so much for sticking with me!