Many of us know someone who has been diagnosed with a form of Autism. There are still a lot of questions about what causes it, and how to stop it. Doing a blue manicure isn't going to cure Autism, but anything that brings attention to the cause is a positive step!
I started off with Zoya Indigo, a dark blue with a touch of sparkle.
I wanted to do some stamped accents, so I chose this puzzle piece stamp from Dashica Big SDP-L plate. I mixed Zoya Rocky with a little bit of Milani White On The Spot in order for it to pop over the dark blue of Indigo. This technique has totally changed my stamping game!
The other nail art was inspired by _nail_bliss_ on Instagram. I used striping tape to partition off my nails into quarters, and then painted each quadrant with a different Zoya blue - Blu, Rocky, Phoebe, and Edie.
I dotted across each of the lines first with Zoya Indigo, and then, when that dried, with a smaller dot in the color corresponding to the quadrant I was in. That gives you the 'puzzle piece' effect without having to map it out in advance. Clever, huh?
Topcoat is essential for making the stamping pop, and for making all the puzzle pieces come together in one layer.
You never know where inspiration is going to come from!
Bottle shot: All Zoyas - Blue, Rocky, Phoebe, Edie, and Indigo.
Has your life been touched by Autism? Let's Light It Up Blue for a cure! Click HERE to find out more about Autism Speaks Light It Up Blue.
I had two posts today! If you missed it, my Golden Oldie Thursday 'coral' challenge went live earlier. Click HERE to see it.