Tuesday, April 12, 2011

This Mani Has Gone to the Dogs!

This is probably wayyyy too cutsie for a gal my age, but oh, well!! I'm way past worrying about what others think!
Another mani using Shirley's plates.** This is two coats of Nubar Cloud White. I picked this polish up as I use white fairly frequently as a base and was testing for coverage as whites are prone to streaks and can be thin but didn't experience any problems. Then stamped using fauxnad IP's SdP B-18, SdP B08, HB48 and P59. Stamping polish is Konad special red and black. I wish my stamping skills for tips were better and the tips were straighter, but anyone who does tip stamping knows how hard it is. I rarely do tips for this reason....I did a couple practise runs on my last mani before I took it off and they turned out wayyyy better than these! Oh well, just another reason to redo tonight! When I finished stamping, I did a quick silver stripper for some interest and added a few dots here and there!
And here's Nubar Cloud White by itself. Not a stark white, but does the job and had good coverage in two coats.

I can't seem to help myself using these plates again as they really have some of the coolest designs on them! It is unfortunate that there are some problems with a few images as I did post in the comments the last time I used them. But I still think that even with the few images that don't stamp well (and I'm hoping to get good replacement plates as they are designs that I really like), they are still well worth it. My humble opinion anyway.....to be fair, I've ordered plates from everywhere (let's just say I have a nail plate hoarding disorder!!) and have received poor images here and there on one plate or another, with the exception of Konad plates, which always seem to have excellent stamp quality. I guess if it was easy to do, everyone would have a set of plates designed! I'm sure Shirley is working with whomever it was that did the engraving to work these bugs out and look forward to her new release as it looks like she's going to be coming out with new big plates too! By the look of it, there's a repeat of some of the designs on her A and B series plates. I know I'm looking forward to the release of the new plates! I know some fellow bloggers have said they had difficulty to getting Shirley's images to transfer, but I had no issues with either one of these images at all. I had more problems getting the dog paw and bone to transfer solid! As I mentioned before, any of the images that were faintly etched, like the stars in my prior My Little Pony mani or this doggy stamp, transfer well. Its only the deeper grooved plates that were issue. I haven't stamped 100% of the 28 plates I bought, but probably 80% and only had an issue with a few.

Thanks for looking!

**Please note that I paid the invoiced amount in full for my plates. I do not endorse nor promote this website/etailer other than I am passing on the info of where I got them to those who may wish to know. I have no affiliation with any company and received no compensation for promotion of these products, nor am I promoting them...just letting fellow bloggers where they may be obtained should they be interested!


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