May Tri-Polish Challenge Part 1: Leadlight Stamping

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Hi everyone!

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. tri-polish-challenge-may-stamping-leadlight-moyou-suki-collection-07-sinful-colros-hey-you!-sally-hansen-good-to-grape-charlie-revlon-lady-in-red-essence-absolutely-pure

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. tri-polish-challenge-may-stamping-leadlight-moyou-suki-collection-07-sinful-colros-hey-you!-sally-hansen-good-to-grape-charlie-revlon-lady-in-red-essence-absolutely-pureI 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. tri-polish-challenge-may-stamping-leadlight-moyou-suki-collection-07-sinful-colros-hey-you!-sally-hansen-good-to-grape-charlie-revlon-lady-in-red-essence-absolutely-pureEven though they’re not perfect, I am very happy with the result. My boyfriend even asked me if I’d used stickers! tri-polish-challenge-may-stamping-leadlight-moyou-suki-collection-07-sinful-colros-hey-you!-sally-hansen-good-to-grape-charlie-revlon-lady-in-red-essence-absolutely-pureI really loved my makeshift jelly polishes. I wish I could have a mini bottle of a jelly version of all my polishes 🙂tri-polish-challenge-may-stamping-leadlight-moyou-suki-collection-07-sinful-colros-hey-you!-sally-hansen-good-to-grape-charlie-revlon-lady-in-red-essence-absolutely-pure

What do you think of my first attempt at leadlight stamping?

Take a look at other TPC nails for today at the link: