Sunday, January 27, 2013

Adventures In Stamping - Tape and Stamp

Hello :)  Today's AIS theme is Tape and Stamp. Well this manicure is pretty simple but took a lot of work. The colors used were Barielle U-Concrete-Me - grey, OPI Alpine Snow - white and piCture pOlish Black. The stamping plate was Cheeky CH23 using Konad special black plus striping tapes in silver. 

On the accent nail, I started with 2 coats of Alpine Snow, stamped then used scotch tape to cover the image part and painted U-Concrete-Me.  Lastly, silver striping tapes.

On the rest, I started out with U-Concrete-Me from the cuticles to almost half of the nail, painted Alpine Snow, a coat of Poshe (topcoat) then striping tapes for the black line painted with piCture pOlish Black.  Lastly, silver striping tapes.
This mani took a while because I had to wait for each layer to dry then on to the next step.  Even with the poor stamping job, I wasn't going to redo it again !!  This is what happens with Konad special polish both black and white - at least to me, they never work well.  

For those who asked me about how I apply the striping tapes ..  Firstly, I cut pieces of strips (more than I will need,) because the glue comes off after a few uses.  Then I placed them where I want, then cut the ends with a pair of eyebrow scissors.  Be sure to topcoat your mani before placing them, otherwise they won't stick.  Apply topcoat and while it's still wet, gently press down the ends with a toothpick or a small size dotting tool.   I hope this helps :)

On the side note, I just created Tumblr, Instagram and Twitter accounts.  I haven't figured out how to use those yet LOL !!  You could find those buttons on the right sidebar.

What do you think?  Thank you for dropping by :)

7 comments:

My Nail Polish Online said...

Such an interesting design! The color combinations are just timeless!

Polished Marvels said...

Hi Vicky, what a stunner of a mani. I love it :-)

Vicky A said...

Thank you so much Ina & Christine :)

Nicole Nearly Nailed said...

I LOVE this!! So cool, it reminds me of Art Deco!!

Nails Beautiqued said...

Very nice thought out design. I have to check my plates I don't remember seeing that design. So beautiful! :)

Jenn, Paperbacks and Polish said...

This looks so cool! You must have amazing patience, this must have taken a while. The end result was worth it though :) :)

maRyya said...

AWESOME! :)