Mosaic Stamping Decals

Painted Fingertips | Round and square stamping decals

Hi everyone!

Last week I reviewed a Born Pretty Store stamping plate, and the images were so cool that I couldn’t resist doing another look with it. This time I decided to make some stamping decals, and the pattern and colours reminded me of a mosaic. Painted Fingertips | Round and square stamping decalsThe fact that I managed to wrinkle my ring finger nail aside, these were an absolute victory for me! I’m still struggling with stamping decals, but I love the concept of them and these are the most successful ones I’ve managed so far. Painted Fingertips | Round and square stamping decalsI started with a base of Sinful Colors Ciel (not that you can see that any more). Meanwhile, I made the decals using two images from plate BP-L 003. I used a black stamping polish and filled in the gaps with Tip Top Beach Babe, In the Navy!, Armourplate, and Gold Digger. Painted Fingertips | Round and square stamping decalsI added a couple of coats of Essence Absolute Pure (a clear polish), and once it was dry, peeled up the decals and stuck them to my nails with a coat of top coat. I especially like the way the square image looks as a decal.

Painted Fingertips | Round and square stamping decals

Proof that practice makes perfect! These may not be perfect yet, but they are a lot better than my first attempt so it’s progress! What do you think?

  • Annette H

    Not perfect but pretty anyway.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      And so much better than my first attempts!

  • http://manicuredandmarvelous.com Roselynn787

    Practice makes perfect! I love how this turned out. Much better than anything I could of done, stamping decals are a nightmare to work with.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I still need even more practice but I think I am getting there 🙂

  • Lothwen Akira

    I think this is a gorgeous manicure! I love the colours you used and the patterns are awesome 😀 I find making stamping decals is not as easy as it looks, so I think you did great here!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Yeah I don’t know how some people get theirs so perfect! It’s still a fun technique though 🙂

  • http://behappyandbuypolish.com/ Jessica W

    I love how this turned out – especially with the colors you’ve used, it gives it such a luxe look!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.lovevarnish.com/ Deborah – Love Varnish

    Gorgeous color combo! I love how bright Beach Babe looks among the others.

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • http://shelbylounails.blogspot.com Shelby Lou Nails

    Whoa. These are fantastic! I want to see more of these 😀

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Haha, I’ll see what I can do 🙂

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    These are amazing!! The colors and patterns are awesome!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://thepolishedhippy.blogspot.com/ Polished Hippy

    These are awesome! They have such a Gustav Klimt vibe!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    I really love the colours and finish you used here. It reminds me of churches’ windows (I know they have a name but I can’t think of it right now haha)!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Stained glass? I thought so too but they made me think of mosaic just a tiny bit more 🙂

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    Very pretty color combo and I love the design!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://www.frompolishwithlove.blogspot.com/ Dani FromPolishwithLove

    I love the colors you used for this design!! Don’t you hate when smudges happen?

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Yes I was bummed about the smudge but still an improvement since my last decals attempt!

  • http://geekyowl.blogspot.com/ Kirsten (Geeky Owl)

    Beautiful! I can totally see the mosaic inspiration.

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  • http://www.fortheloveofnailart.co.za vonimoller

    Great job