Sunday, September 7, 2014
Sunday Stamping - I'm Such A Square
When I found out that not only is this month's Nail Challenge Collaborative all geometric designs, but today's stamping challenge is, too, I set this mani aside for today. I have to admit, it's pretty square.
It does start out with a really pretty holo-y/flakie polish from LynBDesigns - Lobster Quadrille.
It's a little bit holo with those gold flakes that just melt into the polish. So pretty. Not sure why it's named what it's named, but Indies do what they do.
This square design from Winstonia 201 is so fun. Wish I did a better job stamping it!
I didn't do a good job with this stamping, but I still liked it. I love geometric patterns. I'm attracted to them like a moth to flame.
There is a lot of finesse in stamping that I am still working on - sometimes, a stamping plate isn't engraved deeply enough.
Sometimes, the plate is fine, but there's an incompatibility between the polish and the plate, or the polish and the stamping head - or even the type of stamping head and the plate.
Sometimes, you need to use a different scraper, or scrape in a different direction, or with a different angle on the scraper. Or scrape harder, or lighter, or in short, quick motions.
Sometimes, when you don't feel like working through all that, you get this. No one notices from normal viewing distance.
Bottle shot: LynBDesigns Lobster Quadrille and Finger Paints Black Expressionism.
I'd probably be a better blogger if I were more of a perfectionist, but it's just not in my nature. If your makeup or nails aren't perfect, do you redo them until they are?