My stamping stash is filled with stamp I never use....the dreaded french tip patterns. Why dreaded? No matter how hard I tried, I can't get them lined up properly on my nails. You may be saying "But Tina, these are lined up!". You're right, they are....because I used the stamping decal technique. Here is an image to give you an idea how it is done. One of these days I will remember to do a step by step tutorial, but in the meantime, there are tons of them out there. That is what Google is for, right?
The orange "thing" I stamp on is a silicone baking mat. I tried plastic sandwich bags, but never was very successful with them. This silicone mat is miraculous. The decals peel off so easily, no more ripped decals! These can be found all over the place, including Target, Walmart and Micheals, just to name a few. I wish it was a different color though, like white....but who is going to use a white baking mat for cookies? It will only end up looking dirty, even when clean. So if anyone sees a light colored silicone mat around, let me know where!
I started with two coats of China Glaze Kalahari Kiss. For the stamping decal I used BM-219 colored with OPI Schnapps Out of It (orange) and Zoya Monica (purple).
I ended up really liking these! I still need some improvement with the decal technique, but that is true of all my nail art skills at this point (tee hee).
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