I’ve seen this question asked on many threads and I know I spent a ton of time searching for the perfect way to store my things.
My stamping plates are currently housed in a simple purple binder. When you open it up the first thing a pencil pouch and that has a few scrapers accumulated from buying stampers. The next page is a trading card page with some Velcro stickers attached to the top of each plate to keep them in. All the round plates are separated into each divider, in order for me to know what I’m looking at fast I chose a color for each brand. Pink being my Winstonia second generation plates.
The Moyou London plates I have are small enough to fit in between the page dividers.
Other plates such as Cheeky or Fab ur Nails are stored in a single page sheet with the same Velcro and with an added piece of cardboard behind the plate.
After these pages is a whole section for the swatches of each plate.
In regards to my Nail polish I own three clear storage shoe boxes that I found in Walmart. The dimensions of the box are 34.6 cm x 21cm x 12.4cm and It’s a 6 Qt by Sterilite and the bottom is flat, some of the boxes do have a dip but the polish falls over in those so if possible grab the ones with a flat bottom. My nail tools are also stored in a box. This box houses stampers, nail files, glitters, fimo canes, and assorted decorations.
So i haven’t been on much and i apologize there is a lot going on in my life at the moment.
Today i bring you a tutorial! woo! i love tutorials by other bloggers and i hope mine helps anyone who sees it.
Cheeky- Viva Mexico Jumbo Plate
Morgan Taylor- go ahead and grow
China Glaze- shocking pink
China Glaze- flip flop fantasy
Morgan Taylor- doo Wop
Wet n Wild- Black
First paint your nails with a coat of the yellow. if you don’t have it or are doing it with a different colors, use white or the lightest color.
Next put drops of the china glaze shocking pink and china glaze flip flop fantasy and some dots of the morgan taylor doo wop like so
use your stamper and squish the colors. When you pick it up it should look like this
Stamp it on to your nails, either just kind of roll it on or wait a few seconds for it to dry a little bit. If you want an area to have a certain color you could do the step above with just one color and place it where you want.
I cleaned up a little bit before i stamped on the image from the Viva Mexico plate by Cheeky.
just clean up a bit more and add a top coat for your finished look.
So today’s manicure we have this cute life preserver image
what i used:
Beauty secrets base coat from sallys
Winstonia xl squishy stamper
China Glaze Turned up Turquoise (neon)
China Glaze pink voltage (neon)
wet n wild French White Cream
Cheeky plate CH36
When it comes to neon polishes they’re not known for being very opaque. I wanted to stamp with them but if i were to stamp with the colors alone they would not show up. in order for me to get the neons to show up i need to make them more opaque by adding a white. the colors aren’t as vibrant as they would be had i used them alone but they now show up on black with this technique. I didn’t come up with this technique at all I’ve seen it around so i don’t know who did.
now onto the tutorial!
start off with your base coat and then one or two coats of Essie licorice and wait for it to dry
next get your stamping plate ready in our case its this cheeky one
apply Pink Voltage to the top left quadrant like so
next apply Turned up Turquoise right under
next to those two colors apply a stripe of the white. the color will change depending on how much white you add.
next we are going to scrape to the right really fast in an effort to blend the colors together.
it should now look like this
then you continue on as your normally would for stamping. i used my Winstonia xl squishy stamper to pick up the image
just roll it on to your nail, next we just clean up the nail using a brush or q tip, and add a nice coat of nail polish 😀
I hope you found this useful happy stamping everyone!