Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Abstract Stamping with Fair Maiden

     It's Wednesday! That means it's half way through the week for most of you, and for me, it means only 3 more days of work until my 2-week vacation! Not that I have a countdown going or anything. The one good thing about working for a school is that I get summers off and a spring break vacation, the bad thing is that I work for a different school than my kids attend. Hence the 2 weeks off, their spring break is the week after mine. Originally I was planning on taking the 2 weeks to move into my new house, but our closing has been pushed back with no new date set so I'm in limbo on the new home front. That means I'll have more time to paint my nails and work on my blog. I'll be able to bring you more looks like the one I'm sharing with you today. An abstract stamped look featuring 2 polishes from Fair Maiden and a Z plate I ordered from MDU.

     To create this look I used Fair Maiden Ice Petals with Fire Frost as an accent. Both polishes are part of the Holiday 2015 Collection, Winter at Dusk.  In a previous post, I shared with you Snow Jewels from the same collection.  As you can see Fire Frost is a bit sheer and there is still some visible nail line after 2 coats. It wasn't as obvious as you see here. The direct lighting brought more attention to it, but it was noticeable at certain angles.

    The image is from a new to me brand of stamping plates called Z Plates. I picked a few up in a group buy from MDU at the end of last year.  This one is from plate Abstractos 3. While I am normally drawn to the more frilly images like lace, flowers and, butterflies lately I've really been into the angular art deco type. Think roaring 20's, The Great Gatsby and such. There's just something satisfying about the sharp angles intermixed with sleek curves.

     From the same group buy I also picked up a couple mini stamping polishes to try. The one I used here is called Old Pink. Which made me a little confused since it is clearly purple. But whatever the name it stamped beautifully and worked well with Ice Petals and Fire Frost to bring the whole mani together. Especially since Fire Frost has a subtle purple shimmer to it. Thanks for stopping by and Happy Polishing! 

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