Multi-color Stamping Challenge

The BHB Thursday challenge last week was multi-colored stamping. I haven’t used this technique much, but I have seen so many lovely manis using it that I couldn’t pass up giving it a try!

My base for this mani was Funky Fingers – Let the Beat Drop, a gorgeous blue with a subtle pink shimmer. Knowing what I know now, I would probably use an opaque undie for this polish, as it took about 4 coats for full opacity. It goes on very thin, however, so it didn’t build up too much or look thick. I coated these with Seche Vite and gave them a couple of hours to full dry.

Once I was sure they were quite dry, I began my stamping. I used one of the wave designs from MoYou London Sailor 06 and used M Polish – Starflower, Apricot Delight, Bells of Ireland and Sweetclover. I chose these polishes largely because of their shimmery quality, which I thought would go great with the shimmer in Let the Beat Drop. I did a line of each color on the plate and then scraped:

Added several stamping polishes to my plate
Added several stamping polishes to my plate
This is how it looks after scraping
This is how it looks after scraping

You can se that scraping blends the colors together. Here is how it looked on my stamper:

Finally, how it looks on the stamper
Finally, how it looks on the stamper

The Apricot Delight color is really showing strong on this one, but each one turned out a little bit different. I repeated this process for each nail and then used Seche Vite to finish off the mani.

Funky Fingers - Let the Beat Drop, stamped with M Polish
Funky Fingers – Let the Beat Drop, stamped with M Polish

And here is a macro that shows the color differences in more detail (on this nail I picked up a bit more of the blue and green!):

Funky Fingers - Let the Beat Drop, stamped with M Polish
Funky Fingers – Let the Beat Drop, stamped with M Polish

POLISHES:

  • Essie – Grow Stronger Base Coat
  • Funky Fingers – Let the Beat Drop
  • M Polish – Sweetclover
  • M Polish – Starflower
  • M Polish – Apricot Delight
  • M Polish Bells of Ireland
  • Seche Vite – Dry Fast Top Coat
  • MoYou London – Sailor 06

The multi-color stamping ended up being more subtle than I had hoped, but I was really pleased overall. I definitely want to do this technique with some higher contrast stamping. It’s a ton of fun to experiment with colors!

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Tracey
Guest

I love this! Beautiful in every way

Blingfinger
Guest

Lovely stamping!

Jenny
Guest

Really nice stamping! I’ve never tried this technique while stamping and it looks wonderful. I might have to give it a try. The M polishes really do stamp great.

Sumeet Singh
Guest

Very pretty! I’m a huge fan of multi-colored stamping!!

Amy
Guest

I adore the shimmer in those stamping polishes! Lovely!

Moni'sMani
Guest

Love this! Super cute!

Tamara
Guest

Jen, your nails are absolutely beautiful!! This mani is no different, I love it! Slightly off topic, I adore how clean your blog is!

Tiffany ~ PolishandPaws
Guest

Beautiful stamping!

Jess Scull
Guest

Oh wow this is perfection!

Polished Techie
Guest

loved how they turned out

Michelle Chouinard
Guest

Beautiful colors in the stamping–all together stunning. πŸ™‚

Nyx Nyx
Guest

Really pretty! Love the multi color stamping <3
xoxo, Nyx

Schette
Guest

Your stamping is amazing

Member

Such a gorgeous mani. Shimmer polishes that can stamp?! I am sold on these, definitely need to add them to my collection.

Anita @StyleThoseNails
Guest

Amazing stamping. I loved the macro shot πŸ™‚

Alpana (Alpsnailart)
Guest

This looks pretty. The multi color stamping gives look of multi chrome.

Naked Without Polish
Guest

I love this! This reminds me of waves. It’s beautiful!! You should do this again, but create some depth and stamp some fish behind and in front of the “waves”. It would look incredible!

Manna
Guest

This came out beautiful!