Messy Mansion Paisley Stamped Nails
I finally have some nail art to show you today! I’ve hardly had time for nail art lately and I really miss doing it. I’m going to make an effort to do it more often instead of only posting swatches all the time. Although I have more than 50 polishes sitting on my desk right now to swatch… it never ends. LOL
I received a few new stamping plates from Messy Mansion, and this paisley plate called to me. I’ve always loved paisley designs, and this plate has some unique etchings. The Messy Mansion stamping plates have nice large images that work well for long and/or wide nails. They are etched really well too and always provide a perfect image. Below is a picture of the Messy Mansion MM48 stamping plate. I still haven’t figured out how to photograph stamping plates well, so ignore the reflection of my iPhone. LOL
I’m not sure that it’s super noticeable, but the base underneath my stamp is actually the result of playing with some alcohol inks. I first applied a coat of white gel polish using Pink Gellac Soft White, and then dabbed some alcohol inks and alcohol onto my nails using a small brush. I repeated this process until I had a look that I was satisfied with. (Learn more about using alcohol inks at Ten Little Canvases). Unfortunately, I completely forgot to take a picture of the base before adding the stamp. Doh!
Playing with alcohol inks is a little messy, so I was sure to use Liquid Palisade on the skin surrounding my nails for easy clean up. The three alcohol ink colors that I used are available in a pack on Amazon.com. The colors are Pebble, Clover and Raspberry.
I promise to post more nail art soon! I have three more MM plates to try out. :)