The inspiration for this very simple nail art design comes from an advertisement featuring a light by David Trubridge Design. The ad was printed in the March 2014 issue of Dwell magazine, which I got as a prize in a contest and have mainly enjoyed using the pages for arts and crafts inspiration like this, or as a part of the art (example: paper beads, gift wrapping labels, greeting cards, etc).
What I used:
- base coat (not shown)
- white polish (unnamed, no number) by Kiss Colors (part of French Mani kit)
- Jade (234) by Wet n Wild USA (part of Craze collection)
- Quicksand (240) by Maybelline New York
- stamping plate HN03-A by Hollywood Nails
- rubber stamper by Hollywood Nails
- plastic card (instead of the scraper, I find it easier to use and clean)
- generic quick dry top coat (not shown)
What I did:
Step 1: Base coat, let dry. 2-3 coats white polish, let dry completely. Top coat (this makes it easier to remove stamping mistakes if you mess up, without having to redo the base color).
Step 2: Use the Jade polish to fill in the plate, scrape off the excess with the plastic card, and pick design up with rubber stamper. Press design on the nail using a rolling motion.
Step 3: Repeat Step 2 with the Quicksand polish, turning the design so the brown doesn’t cover all the green. Top coat and done!
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