Misaligned Screen-Print Nails #NOTD
I’m trying so hard not to buy new colors, but I ran across Sally Hansen’s Pacific Blue and I just couldn’t resist it. It’s a gorgeous purple-leaning blue, like the deepest periwinkle you’ve ever seen. It’s a creme, but it glows. Gorgeous.
I immediately wanted to do something bright with it, and of course my first thought was stamping. I got this idea in my head about the look of screen printing, especially when the template is just slightly misaligned so the colors don’t quite match up. I found a really nice blog entry that shows aligned and misaligned screen printing.
So I decided to do something new for me, and to just do a small object stamp rather than a full nail plate. I chose a rose stamp from one of my Red Angel plates, stamped first in white, and then in Wet n Wild Frosted Fuschia, a blue-leaning bright pink. The trick was to get the second stamp rotated like the first, but just off center so the overlap is only partial.
This is quite different for me, but I actually like it. I’ve gotten some compliments, too, so that’s something to feel good about. The camera didn’t quite pick up the blue accurately, so definitely seek it out and get to know this color in person.
Posted on August 29, 2012, in Misc and tagged frosted fuchsia, konad, manicure, nail polish, nailpolish, NOTD, pacific blue, Sally Hansen, screen printing, stamping, wet n wild. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.