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Harvest

Hello, folks! I have a simple mani and a short post for you today. This is a mani I did a couple of weeks ago, when the weather still hadn’t reached sub-zero levels and I was in the mood to play. I tried double-process stamping, a technique I have done once or twice and would love to use more often. If you are not familiar with this technique, watch this awesome video that outlines the process step by step.

The base is two coats of the gorgeous pixie dust, London, by Zoya. It is a medium grey texture polish with fine glitter particles, the “original” pixie dust formula. This is from the very first collection of pixie dusts and I love every polish in this collection!

Over the texture base, I double-process stamped. First, I stamped the wheat image from Moyra Wallpaper (plate #35) using a gradient of Konad yellow and Born Pretty orange and burgundy stamping polishes. With this image still on the stamper, I applied white stamping polish by Born Pretty to Moyra Cuts (plate #60), scraped and picked up the image on the same stamper. The trick to double-process stamping is to work very quickly so the polishes don’t have a chance to dry on the stamper. To make the final product look a little more complete, I went over the edges with an orange Sharpie marker. I love using Sharpies on texture polish; the rough surface of the polish does a great job of grabbing on to the ink.

I quite like how this turned out. It was done in autumn, as I mentioned, but I think these warm and spicy colours also work quite well in winter… A cozy fire on a dreary, grey day perhaps?

Let me know what you think of this mani. Have you ever tried double-process stamping? I’ll be back soon with yet another mani. Until the next post, toodles & keep warm!

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