Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Checkerboard Tips

As I mentioned earlier, I finally got a couple Konad plates. I'm not very good at doing it, and it helps that I don't have the "special" polish. I'm thinking I'm going to get some in black, white, and red. Those are probably the colors I'd use the most. Anyway, I did this using the m56 (I think) plate. If you zoom in, you can see where I went in and dotted some more white over the design to make it show up more. Regular polish just doesn't do the trick in one stamp (not plain white or black, anyway).
(Do my nails look stained to you? Uh, "Midnight Kiss" did that. Bad. Definitely recommend using a base coat with that one.)
I LOVE Orly's "Liquid Vinyl." I've been using a crappy .99 cent black polish and finally got fed up with it and got that one. It's really dark black, but still not black enough for the stamping. I actually painted my tips black and used the white as the stamp. It's not perfect (at all) but I like it. I added a little silver stripe to give it a little something extra, and I think that's what makes it.

I'm definitely going to get some more plates when I get the polish. Which ones should I get? I have this one (m56) and m60.

Have a lovely evening! :)

9 comments:

  1. I love M57 for the zebra, the lace pattern on M71 is nice, s10 has cuuuute little animals, the houndstooth on m63 is pretty and I love the jewels on m77. You've got me perusing through all of my konad plates and making me want to Konad again haha

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  2. I like the checkerboard nails!

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  3. This is so awesome! I've tried so hard to stay away from Konad...:)

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  4. I completely fail at Konad... I need so much practise but I'm too lazy :( Yours looks great though!

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  5. I agree that m57 is the best one to have - leopard, zebra, fishnet and lace! Then there's m59, and after that I'd get the Bundle Monster $18 pack of 25 plates - they are not all as good quality, but they have some designs that Konad doesn't. Like the Juicy Couture tiara :D

    Have you seen this list of polishes that work well with Konad? http://sassestampingstampede.wordpress.com/polish/

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  6. This looks really cool! I haven't tried stamping yet, but I've had my eyes on Konad for a while. When I do get around to order I will probably get the M57 and M3 plates.

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  7. Looks good - I think with Konad the only thing is practice does make perfect :)

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