Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Angel Eyes and Wings ~ Mirror Stamping Revelation

Orly has such amazing glitters, especially when they started doing the large chunks and holo hexes. I'm a big fan of their bottles due to the fact that I'm a weakling and the gripper topper is always kind to me. I went for an untried in the blue beauty that is Orly Angel Eyes. I wanted easy removal so started with a coat of China Glaze Pelican Gray.


Two coats of Angel Eyes covered the base nicely. I was happy with how smoothly it dried. For the accent nails I used three coats of China Glaze Rainbow stamped with Orly Prelude to a Kiss with the clouds from BM312.
Then I used the angel wing image from BM417. Now, the first wing, fine - went on heavenly ;). Then I realized I'd need to attempt my first mirror stamp and found this tutorial from Wacky Laki. Good in theory, BUT I just wasn't fast enough to get the image to another stamper then my nail. After more research, I found this video which was like a backwards decal method. No go.
I then had an epiphany and thought, why don't I add topcoat to create a regular decal so I have more time to get it off the stamp? Voila! Have you tried either of these methods? What works for you?

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  1. I love this idea of stamping mirror images, I might have to give it a try sometime! And I love the Orly glitter you used, it is gorgeous!

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    1. Amber ~ It's even better in real life and the stamping took a second, but I was thrilled when I finally figured it out.

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  2. Beautiful mani and polishes. Someday I will be able to do decals hopefully.

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    1. It really isn't as hard as you'd think Laurie! The full nail ones seem to be much easier on me~

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  3. I haven't tried mirror stamping yet. It intimidates me! Like the shrinking stamp tutorial. Wowsa.
    This is a lovely combo!

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    1. JQ ~ I promise it's worth a shot! I have not even seen the decal shrinking but that's something I need since I have such tiny nails. Have to look it up!

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  4. Lovely. I do mirror stamping I actually told Wacky Laki about it :) it doesnt work with all polishes or stampers.

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    1. I should have known Diana! You are so wonderful at stamping. Yes, I quickly realized that I became frustrated haha.

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