August 03, 2014

Iridescent Egypt

Iridescent Egypt

Nail It! Magazine's #TiniContest Round 1 is based on a mood board featuring glaciers and iridescent fashion.  For iridescent, my first thought was a iridescent blue beetle like a scarab.  From that I decided to do an Egyptian theme using +Bundle Monster stamping plates.

Nail Polish

Polish Used:
  • Ulta - Denim Glitz
  • Tropez Super Pearl - Aqua Pearl
  • Maybelline Color Show Brocades - Beaming Blue
  • Revlon Chroma Chameleon - Gold
  • Ulta - Moody Blues
  • Bundle Monster - Liquid Gold
  • Bundle Monster - Angelic White
  • Bundle Monster - Noir Black
Other Supplies:
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate BM04 (floral with dots)
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-204 (small leaves background)
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-210 (large leaves background)
  • Bundle Monster stamping plate BM-405 (eye of Ra, and pyramids/ankh background) 
  • Messy Mansion stamping plate MM29 (water drop background)
  • Nail stamper
  • Nail art brush
  • Base and top coats

The beetle is the only hand-painted design, and is fairly easy.  The rest of the nail are all stamped.  Here's how to create the look:
  1. Apply the base colors.  From thumb to pinky - Beaming Blue, Denim Glitz, Angelic White, Aqua Pearl, and Noir Black.
  2. Thumb: Stamp Messy Mansion plate MM29, the water drop background, using Noir Black.
  3. Index: Stamp Bundle Monster plate BM-405, the pyramids and ankh background, using Liquid Gold.
  4. Middle: Paint a blue scarab with a nail brush.
    • Scarab Nail
    • Use Aqua Pearl to paint the three body segments of the beetle.
    • Use black to paint the 6 legs, pinchers, and the "T" to separate the body segments and wings.
    • Use Denim Glitz to add shading around the outer edge of the entire body.
    • Use Moody Blues to outline the body.
    • Use Gold to highlight the center.
  5. Ring: This nail is double stamped.  First, stamp Bundle Monster plate BM-210, the large leaves background, using Moody Blues.  Second, stamp Bundle Monster plate BM04, the floral with dots, using Gold.  Stamp this design twice, on opposite corners of the base and tip, to overlap the leaf design underneath.
  6. Pinky: This is another double stamped nail.  First, stamp Bundle Monster BM-204, the small leaves background, with Gold.  Second, stamp Bundle Monster BM-405, the eye of Ra, with Liquid Gold.

From a different angle, you can see the double stamping a little better.

Iridescent Egypt

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