I’m still searching for the perfect neon-ish tangerine color.
Sad to say, I still haven’t found the exact color I’m looking for… so I’m still on the hunt. (If you know of any, please let me know where I should look!! Pretty please!)
I started blending some colors since I have so many “oranges” in this color range right now….
…..but ultimately, I decided I’d try again to find the pre-made color, and polished with the pretty Orly color.
A lot goes into stamping. It’s much more difficult than all the konad enthusiasts, nail polish bloggers, and tv commercials let on. I have much more respect for stampers now. For real.
I couldn’t keep the stamping straight (I tried so hard!) haha…so I had to add some tiny dots to try to distract… lol. I hope it worked.
OPI – “Tutti Fruiti Tonga” Konad plate - m15 (white special polish) white acrylic paint dots w/super small dotting tool
I think this is the most delicate design so far.
Now for the shortcut!
I realized that I would be using WAY too many paper towels, cotton squares and ENERGY at this pace. So, I came up with the idea to use an acetone soaked sponge to clean the stamper, scraper and plates…as I stamped.
The apex of this idea came from the Butterfly! She suggested I use a soapdish as the container to hold the sponge!!!!!! This child is a genius. GENIUS!! It’s the perfect shape and the shallow depth accommodates easy swipes of the plates and holder. No paper towel or cotton square waste! And when not in use, I can cover the top. SOLUTION!
Concomitantly, I had to search for a new phone case. The cases in the store are ALWAYS UGLY! Wait, hideous might be more accurate. And EXPENSIVE! as if the phone didn’t cost enough! I’ve resorted to the deeply discounted and diverse case designs from Amazon.com. And for the price of ONE in the store, I ordered like 7 assorted designs online. (But why do I need 7 of them??! )
I saw this one…. and instead of purchasing it, I thought I’d try the design on my nails. LOL.
And once again, I didn’t look at the picture before I started painting my nails. HAHAHA. I don’t know why I do that. I literally just forget about the picture even though in my mind’s eye, I feel like I see the picture clearly. I am going to start printing pics out and create a stack of potential manicure designs that will be right next to me at my manicure “station”.
All that to say, my nails didn’t quite turn out like the phone case…
Sinful Colors – “Black on Black”
… but I like them anyway.
I used a medium sized dotting tool and dipped it in both the white and dark pink acrylic paint at the same time to create my flower petals. Then I used yellow acrylic paint for my flower center, and a fine liner monogram art brush with green acrylic paint for my little leaves.