Evening folks. If you know me well enough by now, you will know that I definitely got distracted on Sunday after publishing my post.. so I didn't get any extras written up *slaps own wrist* Bad llama! Anyways, I wrote this up while at work Monday so I could stick the pictures in and publish it as soon as I got home and here were are on Wednesday morning... *sigh*
Today I have for you a mani I did not this past weekend, but the weekend before. I have been meaning to do this kind of mani for a long time now, ever since I saw it in a picture on Facebook, which I can't for the life of me find now! I should have pinned it! This is a "marble" flocking powder mani!
This design is really easy to do (I didn't take "process" pictures, so I will just explain it):
- Paint your nails one coat of your base colour - I chose to do white.
- Take your flocking powder colours, and place a little pile of each on a piece of paper close together.
- Using a toothpick (or dotting tool), gently mix the colours together so that it resembles a marble mani with the colours swirled together rather than completely mixed - you want to be able to see the different colours.
- Polish the second coat (or clear top coat) of your polish, and then gently press it down into the flocking powder. I rocked my finger back and forth to get the powder to the side edges of my nails.
- Gently press the flocking powder down to secure it in the polish and allow to dry.
- Continue this for all nails, and you've got yourself a marble flocking powder mani!
I will try to remember to do "process" pictures next time I do this :)
I used Martha Stewart flocking powder that Amber from Timeless Topcoats sent me. It came with 12 little and more manageable-sized containers of coloured flocking powder, and within the powder there was glitter!! So not only is this a fluffy mani, it's a SPARKLY fluffy mani :D
Then, I decided, because it was stamping week on my Facebook group, that I would stamp over the flocking powder. .. Say what?! Haha, I know, something you wouldn't expect with flocking powder, but I saw it here and fell in love with the idea.
I used Julep Brandt and stamping plate M-60 to create a plaid design over the flocking powder. It reminds me of a nice, toasty warm fleece sweater - perfect for these dreary fall days! I love the look of stamping over the flocking powder, and will definitely be doing it more. The only thing I found, whether it's because the polish holding the powder wasn't completely dry, was that the stamper seemed to pick up the flocking powder and it wasn't as fluffy after I applied the stamp. Next time I will wait longer to apply the stamp to make sure the polish underneath is completely dry :)
What do you think? Have you tried a flocking powder mani? What about a marbled flocking powder mani?