Do you remember, way back, when I tried to do the zebra and leopard lace mani and it failed miserably? It failed because the colors I chose were too dark for the black to show up? Well, this weekend I decided to give it another go! I WILL NOT BE DEFEATED!!! Mwah-ha-ha-ha!
Ok, I'm good now....
So! I scanned my stash for nice, bright colors. I wasn't gonna end up failing again!
I started with 2 coats of Rimmel "Pulsating" .
Then I took out my Sally Hansen Insta-Dri in "Whirlwind White" and turning that flat brush on it's side, I made a thin-ish white stripe diagonally across the nail.
Once this was dry, I went back and painted on top of it with 2 or 3 coats of China Glaze "In the Lime Light".
See, I told you I picked bright!
Then it was time to break out the Konad...M57 to be exact.
I can't remember if I used Special Polish in Black or the Wet and Wild Black Creme, but yeah, I used a black...
First, I stamped the Leopard Lace Pattern over the green.
Rob really liked it like that, so, I thought I'd take a pic of it like that:
Yeah, I like it like this!
I shoulda left well enough alone.
If some is good...more is better!
So, next I stamped zebra stripes on either side of the lace. I made this a bit easier by using the small green side of the stamper and also by picking up the image so I had the flat outer edge of the design on the stamp, so I could run that against the lace.
I shoulda taken a picture of what I'm talking about.
Uh....here's a very poorly drawn sketch of what I mean:
Does that make any sense?
If I have a nice straight edge of the image, I can run it along side the lace and keep it from overlapping.
Oh, and thanks for pretending that the black squiggles are zebra print, LOL
OK, Back to the action...Here's the final result:
I now remember looking at this that I used Wet and Wild. For whatever reason it didn't wanna play nice, and I wound up removing and restamping the zebra multiple times, before just giving up.
I knew I wasn't leaving this on, so I just said, forget about it!
This will be one I will probably break back out when the warmer months finally come back around!
That's all for today.
Tomorrow I'll show you what I am sportin' right now! I was gonna share that today, but thought you guys might be getting tired of plate M70!
I hope you all have a Marvelous day!!!