Saturday, 27 January 2018

#52weeknailchallenge: mermaids

My post is a little late this week, but only because I kept putting it off. I wasn't feeling very productive this week.

I had very high hopes for this prompt, I was going to double stamp some scales and then I found that the image I had was too small. It would have fitted my pinky, but barely. So I had to change what I wanted to do and came up with this instead.

I started with two coats of Hean 278 on my thumb and pinky, the rest is sporting three coats of Hean 277, both polishes from the Jungle pop collection. I then added a coat of Sinful Colors green ocean over that.
For the mermaid I used a unda da sea vinyl from becauseishop on my mat. I painted a coat of Hean 281, also from the Jungle pop collection, over the vinyl and a coat of black polish over it to make it pop as 281 is very sheer. Removed the vinyl immediately and waited for it to dry. Once it was dry I peeled it off and stuck it to my nail.
For the scales I used vinyls I got from Weheartnailart before they shut down. Stuck them to my nail and sponged on Ulta3 lily white, once that was semi dry I sponged 281 over that.
I kinda like how it all turned out... I'm a little bummed that I couldn't stamp the scales though and I can't believe that I don't have a proper mermaid stamping plate. What do you think? 

Thanks for reading!


2 comments:

  1. I'm so sorry this isn't what you had in mind, but it does look very pretty and definitely mermaid-y!

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