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Teal & Orange Fluid Art

Hello! It’s time for another Fluid Friday manicure! The chosen colour palette this week is one of my favourite pairings ever – teal and orange, with a bit of silver thrown in for good measure.

I forgot to take macro shots of the decals I made – worst blogger ever! I particularly love the close-up view of the decals, so I’m sad. Oh, well, the milk that is spilt…

For this look, I used CND Vinylux Fine Vermilion (vermilion), and Sally Hansen Re-teal Therapy (teal) and Celeb City (silver). I also used my DIY clear transforming coat to make the cells. I used my swipe method once again, but this week I used a clear plastic sheet that I obtained from the packaging of my daughter’s toy. It’s slightly easier to use than a scraper and doesn’t scrape off large chunks of the polish and leave naked patches in the decal like a scraper tends to. This technique needs a lot more practice but yet again I found that I like the overall look of the fluid art when I swipe to blend the colours rather than use a stamper or fold the mat. I used a matte top coat to finish off the mani because I love these colours matte.

Even though I forgot to take macro shots, I did remember to stamp over this. The fluid art got lost when I did so, but I like it anyway.

I stamped using Konad stamping polish in yellow and Creative Shop plate-95, which is quickly becoming one of my most-used plates.

And there you have it. I am in the process of organizing my stamping plates but I haven’t been able to dedicate much time to it. I only have all my Creative Shop plates in order, so that’s what I have been using almost exclusively. I hope to get at least the Moyou London and Bundle Monster/Maniology ones done soon so that I can use some of those too. Speaking of which, I haven’t used my Drk Nails plates in ages and miss them very much. Maybe I’ll find a way to get those sorted soon. This is one brand that I fell in love with before I even began stamping, but sadly they are no longer in the business of making stamping plates (I believe she makes polish still).

With that note to myself, I shall take off. Have a great weekend and I shall be back next week with a crafty post!

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