Happy Monday ladies and gents! I hope that those of you who celebrate Easter had a good holiday. I was lucky enough to have Friday off (yay for company holidays!) and enjoyed a really relaxing three-day weekend that consisted of Netflix, Pepperidge Farm Geneva Cookies, The Flash reruns on Hulu, and cat cuddles. Oh- and we made homemade Beef & Broccoli in the crock pot. So in other words - it was a perfect weekend!
Today I have for you a design that I came up with on the fly over the weekend. One thing that I am allowing myself more time for is to really just sit down and play around. Most of the time when I sit down to do nail art it is with a specific idea and a deadline to get a post done. That kind of process didn't leave a lot of time for experimenting. Now I carve a little time to try things and not worry about posting them unless I really like them. And in this case I do!
Bundle Monster Plate 406
Plastic Sandwich Bag
Dance Legend 420
Dance Legend 358, 406 & 419
Sinful Colors Back in Black
KBShimmer Clearly on Top
I started with two coats of my base color 420, and a layer of Clearly on Top. Once dry, I applied drops of my other colors and using the thin flap of a small sandwich bag, placed it on top to "smoosh" the colors. This isn't exactly the saran wrap method; we don't really use saran wrap in my house so I never have any on hand. It's more of a variation or interpretation of the technique. I actually like this better because the "marbled" effect is more pronounced. I then used Back in Black to stamp my tribal pattern and added a final layer of top coat. My squishy stamper and I are still getting to know each other. If anyone has any tips on how to keep lines straight while stamping with it I would love to hear them!
I loved the look of the nail with just the saran wrap marble so much I almost didn't want to stamp over it! But I felt it needed a bit more visual interest so I settled for stamping on my swatching hand (left hand) and leaving the right hand with just the marble effect.
What do you all think? Have you tried using a sandwich bag instead of saran wrap before?