When I posted the Octopus Party Nail Lacquer summer collection, I promised art. Here is the first offering. I decided to try my hand at decals. I must admit, it went 100% better than expected.
(promotional samples ahead)
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Raqueteering
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Turk Boys
Octopus Party Nail Lacquer Blest Be the Tide that Binds
China Glaze White on White
China Glaze Liquid Leather
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OPI Clear top coat
Holy shit guys! I think it worked. And it was actually not that bad at all to do! Though I think I need to break out a more opaque black polish for stamping from now on...
|♥ under UV light ♥|
I admit, I am not a direction-following sort of chick. I'm just not. This very often leads me to a bad end, but sometimes it works in my favor. This is definitely one of the surprise-successes. Basically, I painted a little spot of clear (a random half-filled bottle of OPI top coat that I generally use for my swatch sticks) and then began stamping and painting. Everything really went better than expected...It isn't perfect, but I think it looks pretty great. It has definitely made me want to decal all the things.
If you are not a fly-by-the-seat-of-your-pants asshole like I am, my pal Courtney of Polished Lifting has a really simple and easy tutorial for making your own decals. It seems complex, but holy cow does she make it look simple.
So go, check out the easy step-by-step from Courtney and make yourself some badass decals. Then report back. I'll be here...drawing miniature pictures on silicone.