Sunday, June 30, 2013
Stamping Sunday - Independence Day
I am always in awe of those people who can translate an idea in their head to something real. I've seen documentaries on movie directors and how they can see 2-dimensional words on a page and turn it into movement and point of view... and it's amazing. Artists who can draw what they envision in their minds baffle and amaze me.
I can not do these things, but I keep plugging along! For this stamping mani, I envisioned fireworks at the moment where they have just exploded, and you hear the crackling and fizzing as they disintegrate.
What I got was another hot mess.
For the sparklies, I started with a wash of sheer white with Savvy French Sheer White and a layer of Julep Vanessa over that. Vanessa was a thick, gloopy mess, even after thinning. Such a beautiful glitter, but what a nightmare formula.
I have this stamping plate that has no identifying marks on it, no backing. I have no idea who made it. But I liked this exploding star image.
I wanted this to evoke the moment where the fireworks all meld and drip out of the sky.
Bottle shot: Savvy French Sheer White, Julep Vanessa, Julep Eloise, Sally Hansen Sacred Scarlet, Maybelline Bold Gold and Essie Nothing Else Metals.
Do you understand the mystical process of translating images into reality, or are you more like me, bumbling around with shape and color and hoping some aspect of your mental picture comes to life?