Lit from Within: Sunday Stamping - Turquoise Stone Saran Wrap
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Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Stamping - Turquoise Stone Saran Wrap



Hello, Fireflies!

I'm super-excited to show you this mani.  It was so easy and fun, and I love the way it turned out.  When have you ever heard me say that about a stamped mani?

Yeah, maybe never?

This one starts out with two gorgeous blues:  Layla Softtouch 10, a mermaid-type blue with gold shimmer, and Cover Girl Blue Hawaiian, a light blue creme.

Layla Softtouch 10, a mermaid-type blue with gold shimmer, and Cover Girl Blue Hawaiian, a light blue creme

Some of you may have noticed that I alternated the colors.  Go ahead and pat yourselves on the back! I only did that because I wasn't sure if I wanted to dab light blue over dark, or dark over light.

Here's what I discovered:  I preferred using the Layla darker base and dabbing the light blue over it, for two reasons.  One, I liked the darker edge where I didn't dab much, and two, dabbing the Layla meant that I got gold shimmer over my finger, and it's harder to clean up.  Word to the wise.

saran wrap mani with Layla 10 and Cover Girl Blue Hawaiian

I have this Jumbo Cheeky plate that has no identifiers on it.  I took this squiggly line stamp and black and stamped over the saran wrap mani.

I took this squiggly line stamp and black and stamped over the saran wrap mani

Then, I took a teeny-tiny brush and some Maybelline Bold Gold and dabbed in some of the larger gold chunks you sometimes see running along the veins in turquoise.

I used Maybelline Bold Gold and dabbed in some of the larger gold chunks

I think one of my fave things about this mani is that you can still see some of the gold shimmer, which gives it a really cool natural stone look.

the gold shimmer gives it a really cool natural stone look

This was way easier than trying to watermarble for me.  I have some OPI Black Spotted, and I might try to achieve the effect that way, too, instead of the plastic wrap (which, incidentally, I used a piece of a plastic grocery bag, and it was much better for me.)

using a plastic grocery bag was easier than cling film/Saran Wrap for me

Bottle shot:  Layla Softtouch effect #10, Cover Girl Blue Hawaiian, Finger Paints Black Expressionism, and Maybelline Bold Gold.

Bottle shot:  Layla Softtouch effect #10, Cover Girl Blue Hawaiian, Finger Paints Black Expressionism, and Maybelline Bold Gold.

Have you tried any versions of the turquoise stone mani yet?  Which one do you like?

12 comments:

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    1. Thank you, Ariel! I'm kinda proud of it... :)

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  2. This is really, really gorgeous. Amazing! :)

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    1. That is so nice of you. :) Thanks, Michelle!

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  3. I love this!!! The gold spots really give it that extra oomph!

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    1. I wasn't sure if they were a little too much.. I have problems self-editing! But I really did like them! lol. Glad you did, too.

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