Adventures In Stamping", you may have already seen the awesome foil stamping tutorial that the lovely Conny from Nails by Conny posted there. If you're not in the group, or you just haven't seen it, she stamps an image on the nail with model paint, and then applies the foil to the stamp straight away. The foil transfers onto the stamp and viola!
Barry M Gelly - Blackberry, and I stamped this swirly image from Pueen SE04B from the Encore set with Revell Model Paint - Black Gloss. Then I applied my foil to the stamp, smoothed it out, and then pulled it up again. As you can see it did kind of work for me, but I'm definitely missing a few spots here and there, including a massive section on the ring finger. I used a couple of coats of LaFemme Clear as a a top coat, and I didn't find that it wrinkled the foils much at all. It had some pretty nice shine to it too, which I was pleased about.
When I did the thumb, something funny happened. When I pulled the foil up, it pulled up about 70% of my base polish, near the cuticle. I guess I didn't quite give my base long enough to dry! It was stuck to the foil, so I actually just pulled it off, plonked it back where it was supposed to go, and top coated. Amazingly, it was barely noticeable at all, except for a tiny bit on misalignment on my part. I did forget to take photo's of the thumb though, so sorry about that.
So, this is certainly far from perfect, but I think, with a little bit of practise, this will be a technique I love. You can see that it works, and I think that if I could sort out those bald patches, then this would be a really amazing mani. Especially on a black base! (I chose blue today so that I'd be able to see how much of the stamp actually took the foil) I definitely want to try this technique again soon, so watch out for that.
That's all from me today, but I'll be back tomorrow with a tape mani for tomorrow's prompt. At the moment I've done the first four days, and I know what I'm doing for five, so I'm hoping I can keep up with this challenge.
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