I’m still on my stamping kick from my new jumbo plates – today I’ve used a wavy line design from plate B. I started with Essie School Of Hard Rocks which is a gorgeous dark dusty teal which leans more blue in natural light and more green in artificial light. I managed to grab a quick swatch photo of it before the sunlight went for the day (and my finger isn’t going moldy, it’s leftover glitter from Connect The Dots, oops!):
Then I stamped it with OPI Don’t Touch My Tutu to give a very subtle design to my nails. I really like how this came out – it reminds me a lot of water marbling. I switched the direction of the stamp on my ring finger (and my thumb which you can’t see) for some variation. This could be a very forgiving polish to try water marbling with as the subtlety means that mistakes wouldn’t be so obvious.
I was a bit disappointed with Don’t Touch My Tutu as most swatches look like it hit a nice jelly like consistency with virtually opacity by four coats however my nails are so stained that the yellow still showed through quite distinctly after four coats so I’ve written it off as a standalone polish. It’s a relief to find something else to use it for as I don’t tend to buy OPI too often and I’ve never felt let down in the past. Has anyone else tried stamping with these polishes for a subtle effect? I have Don’t Call Me A Lyre too which I might try out for this too (I’m really hoping that might be able to disguise the staining on my nails as I badly want to try some “nude” stamping designs but my nails are unacceptable when naked!)