Friday, August 19, 2016

Digit-al Dozen Does Negative Space; Day 5

I made it to day 5 for negative space challenge week!  What a challenge!  I went from not being into negative space too much to not minding them with the right design at the end as I do like how these turned out!  I started to look at my nail art plates in a different light now and you might actually see some more negative space nails on the blog every now and then!  I really liked how day 5 nails turned out; I was looking through my Bundle Monster plates for images to use for another Olympics mani and came across BM-XL209 and thought one of the images on it might make an interesting negative space mani.  I did some stamper decals and while they aren't perfect as my eyes were going all bug eyed when I was trying to fill in the voids as well as keep track of the lines around the bubbles, but think they turned out pretty cool looking anyway!  I think a great mani would be doing stamper decals like here was but placing them over a contrasting base polish so have filed this in the back of my mind for a future mani.  Anyway, here's what I came up with for day 5!

Started by making stamper decals using an image from Bundle Monster BM-XL209 and FunkyFingers Gesso as the stamping polish then filled in with acrylic paints.


Applied the stamper decals to the nail.

Added a coat of Girly Bits What A Rush QD TC.

I did my right hand a little different; did two coats of Too Fancy Lake Como and stamped using same image.

I decided I wanted a little bit more umph to the mani so added a coat of Northern Lights Hologram Topcoat in silver as I couldn't find China Glaze Fairy Dust.

Even though I was happy how these turned out and think there are some of the more interesting nails I've done lately, I'm still not a fan of the natural nails underneath (which are stained in my case making them look worse) and the tip lines are yet a different colour underneath is another annoyance; it just throws me off when doing these negative space nails.  I'll have to carefully pick images or consider void placements in the future but am glad overall that I did make it through the challenge!

Here's the other ladies Day 5 negative space nails.

Thanks for looking!


  1. Love the energy and motion of this manicure! Excellent work filling in with all of those blues, it's a genius use of that stamp. I didn't find anything off-putting about your natural nails peeking through the bubbles, to me they really don't distract one bit.

  2. Ooh gorgeous, I really need to try making decals this way. They look so good.
    Vicky xx

  3. Wwwooww, love this negative space design <3

  4. Oh wow, these look incredible!! I love the colors you used!

  5. Love, love, love!
    Haven't done my nails in years. Trying to figure out how to have a nail station in this tiny house. :)
    Great job.

  6. I like this design. Your nails inspite me on making a new design. I always look for some ideas on and on some blogs. By the way where did you get this plates?

    1. Candy, the plate is available from BundleMonster. HTH!


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