Friday, June 13, 2014

Digit-al Dozen Does Metal; Day 5

It's the last day of Digit-al Dozen does metal challenge!  For the last day, I did a series of images that are heavy metal appropriate (I hope!).  Believe it or not, there are times that I do some internet research on the various themes; and when I was thinking heavy metal music, I searched heavy metal symbolism.  Images similar to these came up on the results so this is what I've decided to go with for Day 5 of the metal challenge; a bunch of heavy metal appropriate (or what I hope is appropriate) imagery!  (I apologize in advance if these are way off...and if they are, it was not my intention to offend anyone heavily into heavy metal!) Here's what I came up with!

Started with a base of OPI Love. Angel. Music. Baby (gold) and OPI This Gown Needs a Crown; one coat, no top coat.  The middle finger is two coats of OPI Girls Love Diamonds then topped with OPI matte.

Stamped using MoYou Greek Mythology Collection-03 (index), FUN 1 (pinky), MJ XXIII (ring), MoYou Biker Collection-04 (thumb), and MoYou Biker Collection-05 (middle).  Stamping polishes used where FUN black stamping polish, Mundo de Unas 8 (green) and 9 (red).  

Here's a closer look at a few of the plates used; MoYou Biker Collection-04

MoYou Biker Collection-05

MoYou Greek Mythology Collection-03

Added a few roses and stars to accent and fill from MoYou Biker 05 and 07 plates using same stamping polishes.  It took me three attempts to get that middle image stamped decently.  In hindsight, the image was slightly too large for the nail.  As I had matted the polish, removal of the misplaced image was trickier than when there is a topcoat on the base.  I was OK with one removal of the stamping but when I removed it the second time, some of the base polish came off too.  So I added a thin coat of base polish and matted it again The base wasn't affected with the squishy stamper for the main image but when I was placing the smaller accent images using the small end of the Konad double stamper, it wrinkled the polish a bit as it wasn't fully dry.  I think it looks like a cracked skull a little though!  I left the mani like this, no topcoat.

Here's the other ladies Day 5 mani's!

Hopefully you have enjoyed Digit-al Dozen metal week!  Thanks for looking!


  1. Love this...especially the skull!

  2. I will admit now, that your nails are scaring me. In a totally awesome mani kind of way.

  3. Now you're making me I had bought Girls Love Diamonds--I had it in my hand at Sally but put it down again because I figured I surely had something close already in my stash (and I may, I just haven't looked for it).

    1. Karen, I know what you mean. I initially passed on it too (in an attempt to stop buying polishes that look so close to those I already have and I didn't think it looked particularly unique). But had a second look at it one day when I was in a supply place as I thought it might be an interesting base for some leadlight stamping versus the white cremes that is more the norm. I still haven't used it for the purpose I bought it but it didn't look too bad here as a white texture-y slightly glittery looking matte like the silver and gold (well, in my mind anyway)!


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