This week's theme for the technique for the Llama Nails Technique Challenge is stamped nails. That's a pretty open-ended prompt, so I figured I could have some fun with it. My final look is remarkably similar to wallpaper with a ginormous bug on it, but that's okay.
My base for this look is a shimmery gold-green shifter, Rimmel Pearly Queen. I loved the way the green and gold sort of resembled a little Egyptian statuette I have of the goddess Isis, which is why you'll see me using it as a prop in some of these pictures.
I stamped all of my nails with Maybelline Pearl and BM404 to create the backdrop, which, yes, looks like wallpaper. Whatever.
Then over the center of my accent ring finger, I stamped the scarab beetle from the MoYou Explorer 02 (he's in the middle of his own pattern, which I just wiped off the stamper with a cotton swab dipped in acetone) using Maybelline Blackout.
I decided he just didn't look interesting enough in flat black, so I made a decal of the same image with Pearl and when it was dry, I tried to line it up JUST off center of the original image to give him some depth. I actually really like how that turned out.
To finish off, I created the super thin french tips with my Kiss black striping polish and topped with SV to seal everything in.
The color-shifting polish underneath adds a bit of life to this antiqued look. I am forever looking at those Egyptian images on my MoYou London plates and wishing I could come up with some kind of inspiration to use them more often.
What do you think? Tapestry-chic or time to call the exterminator? Sound off in the comments!
Hope you're all having a good hump day, and I'll see ya next time!