Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Leadlight Stamping with OPI Sheer Tints


Ever since I saw the first leadlight stamping technique I've been dying to try it! The process of leadlight stamping starts with painting your nails either white or a very light base. When it dries you stamp over it with a dark polish, black works best! After you're done stamping you go back and color in your design with sheer jelly polishes. It's so much fun! I decided to go with a more water-colored look and applied my sheer tints with some saran wrap, the colors may not be as vibrant but it is such a soft fun look!

For this look is started with a base of Essie Blanc and then stamped over it using BM-402 and L.A Colors Black. When I finished I took some saran wrap and dipped it into some globs of the OPI Sheer Tints and dabbed it on my nails. I sealed everything in with Poshe top coat to make it shine. 

I was afraid that my water coloring technique would muddy up all of the colors and make a mess but I was very happy when that didn't happen. I really enjoy the leadlight technique and I definitly want to try it again. Maybe color something in like a painting ;) The possibilities! 

Have you tried the leadlight technique? If you did leave the link in the comments and I'll be sure to check them out! 

Thanks loves :)