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