Happy #manimonday everyone! Let’s get into this week’s gold rose and dot design!
Stamping plate: Born Pretty “Flower Tango – S001” and “Artist – L003”
Stamping polish: Born Pretty “BP-WN01 In Fire
Base: Sally Hansen “Double Duty Base & Top Coat” and Essie “Licorice”
Top coat: Sally Hansen “Double Duty Base & Top Coat”
This week my usual support worker was away but I’m happy to say another one of my support workers, who I’ve been training up, did a fantastic job. This shows too, that Born Pretty products are perfect for beginners.
This design was largely influenced by a lack of time and what I was wearing to Crown Towers for my family’s staycation. I was wearing gold/yellow and black this weekend which is where the design started. I then opted to do a black base instead of gold because one, it meant that I didn’t have to do a white base, saving us some time and two, because I thought the gold stamping would look better than black stamping on gold.
To also save time, I decided on stamping images that didn’t necessarily need to be reserved stamped (coloured in). My pants also had flowers on them, hence the rose design. The rose was too much to put on all of my fingers though, so I chose the dot design to match the dots surrounding the rose.
Our pickup success rate was pretty good, though we did have some trouble with the rose. That image is from the same stamping plate series as the mermaid scales I wore last week (which you can see here), so after my support worker didn’t get it the first time, I was put in charge of picking up that image. Surprisingly the rose itself picked up fine but we did have some issues with the lines either side of the rose. They were thicker than the rose but still shallow, so when we scraped too hard the polish came out. To combat this, a light scrape was used and the scraper held more perpendicular than the usually 45-degree angle. Sometimes two scrapes were needed to remove the excess polish sitting on top of the plate.
Overall, this design turned out really well and I love it as something simple but elegant. You could easily do this design for a romantic day out, but use a red stamping polish with a pale pink or white base.
Bye for now!