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Thursday, 14 January 2016

The Digit-al Dozen does New and Improved - Day 4 - Leadlighting

Hi everyone! It's Day 4 of New and Improved week and for today I tried a technique I'd never done before, leadlighting. I've admired it on other people for ages but as stamping isn't my most favourite technique, I just never got around to trying it for myself! 

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved - Day 4 - Leadlighting

Basically, leadlighting involves stamping over a light base, then filling in spaces in the design with sheer polishes. It's like colouring in! I actually found this technique quite relaxing and fun (after wanting to throw my stamper out of the window that is, because it keeps falling out of the holder!). 

The Digit-al Dozen does New & Improved - Day 4 - Leadlighting

I started out my mani with 2 coats of China Glaze Glistening Snow, a super fine holographic silver glitter from the 2012 Holiday Joy collection. I then used my Konad black stamping polish and the Moyou Pro 06 plate to stamp the design and filled in with some colours from the Color Club Take Wing collection using a dotting tool. Wing Fling is the pink, Metamorphosis is the green, Sparkle and Soar is the orange, Sky High is the blue and Daisy Does It is the yellow. I love this collection and doing this mani has reminded me how much. I really need to play with them some more now! 

I really loved this mani I don't think its too bad for my first attempt at leadlighting. I'll definitely be trying this technique again soon! I just need some more stamping plates with designs that are good for it (any excuse huh??). 

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5 comments:

  1. This leadlighting manicure looks awesome! Its so so pretty.

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  2. This is BEAUTIFUL!!!! And thank you for explaining what "leadlighting" is, I have heard of it but wasn't very familiar. Sorry your stamper gave you troubles, but your nails look GORGEOUS!!!

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  3. Wha Wha What? Stamping isn't your most favourite technique!!!! It should be; your mani is gorgeous!

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  4. This is gorgeous! I love the colors you used and all the sparkles! :D

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  5. These are gorgeous! This is an amazing first attempt as well, I definitely would of thought you've tried it before considering how well this turned out.

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