Friday, 30 January 2015

31DC-D30 - Something You've Never Tried Before

Hey y'all!

Ahh... the penultimate day of this month-long challenge, and it's a Friday to boot!  I'm glad to see this week come to a close, and frankly, the month as well.  Today's prompt challenged us to do "Something You've Never Tried Before" and I decided it was a perfect time to try leadlight stamping (as well as clear some jellies out of my untried box).

Leadlight stamped paisley pattern nail art.

To start out this design, I painted two coats of Barry M Coconut on all my nails.

Leadlight stamped paisley pattern nail art.

I stamped random parts of MoYou London Fashionista plate 11 in Konad Black on each nail.

Leadlight stamped paisley pattern nail art.

After protecting my stamping with top coat, I used my smallest dotting tool tips to stipple in the jelly finish polishes and paint my designs.  I used L'Oreal Bananarama Love, Mango Mama, Berry Nice, and VIP Room, as well as Sally Hansen Cotton Candy with this leadlight technique.

Leadlight stamped paisley pattern nail art.

This is definitely not a technique for shaky hands (I'd had two cups of coffee before I started, and had some real trouble in some of those tight areas) but if the polish is "jelly" enough, it's pretty forgiving.  It didn't take me as long as I expected it would to color in all the fiddly bits, so I'm definitely interested in trying this again later on.

For more first-time looks, check out the inlinkz below.

Have a great weekend, and I'll see ya soon!