Sunday, July 1, 2012

Sunday Stamping Challenge: Circles

Today's mani is for the Facebook group Adventures in Stamping.  This Sunday the theme is circles.  After going through all of my image plates, I decided on one that I showed before and I thought I could do it better.  We shall see.

So I started off with a gradient base of Wet n Wild I Need a Refresh Mint and Color Club Hydrangea Kiss.  I'm really diggin this color combo.  I came across it by accident when I was putting my polishes away and the bottles were next to each other.  I see more mani's with this combo in my future.  The pic does not do it justice.  Gotta play around with those camera settings some more.

Soooo. Once this was dry, I got out my Mash 43 IP and stamped with Kleancolor Metallic Sapphire.
This first pic is witout topcoat.  It shows the images as they were stamped.  Nice and crisp. 

However, after I added the topcoat, the stamping seemed to bleed and get kinda blurry :(

No this is not due to my bad photography skills.  I used Oh So Wet fast dry to topcoat and this is what happened.  I have used this topcoat for a while because I ran out of Seche Vite, and haven't had any problems.  I dunno.  Maybe it doesn't like metallic polishes.

Thanks for checkin' me out.  Happy Polishing!!


  1. Don't worry I have found the kleancolor metallics bleed like anything no matter the top coat, especially the darker colors
    If i want to stamp on a darker one with light color i put top coat on then do stamp and if i want to stamp over light i do same then dont do top coat over the stamp because its not stamping polish it has some staying power and that way wont bleed

    1. Thanks for the tips vwolfe :)
      I always use a topcoat (fast dry) between my base color and my stamping just to help it move the process along.
      And actually, I wore the right hand with no topcoat once I saw what happened and it wore just as well as the hand with topcoat.


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