This month, the colours for the Tri-polish challenge are red, green and purple. I decided it was a good opportunity to finally try out a technique I’ve been seeing a lot of lately: leadlight stamping.
As far as I know, this technique was pioneered by Messy Mansion, who even brought out a whole range of polishes especially for it. The idea is that you stamp over a light background, then fill in the image with very sheer jelly polishes so that you can still see the stamping through them.
I’ve seen some examples which look really amazing, but I think this isn’t bad for a first try. Over a background of Sinful Colors Snow Me White, I stamped with parts of the image from Moyou Suki Collection 07 and a stamping polish from the Born Pretty Store. I don’t have a lot of jelly polishes, so I decided to create my own. I used a few drops of Essence Absolute Pure, a completely clear polish, and mixed it separately with a small drop of each Charlie Revlon Lady in Red, Sinful Colors Hey, You!, and Sally Hansen Good to Grape. I then used each of these along with a small nail art brush to fill in the images. Even though they’re not perfect, I am very happy with the result. My boyfriend even asked me if I’d used stickers! I really loved my makeshift jelly polishes. I wish I could have a mini bottle of a jelly version of all my polishes 🙂
What do you think of my first attempt at leadlight stamping?
Take a look at other TPC nails for today at the link: