|[Born Pretty's Y019 stamping plate]|
Then I used a dotting tool to add blue dots with Mode's Hook Me Up, a blue creme. Tada!
|[Base: Essie's Private Weekend|
Stamping: Australis' Mexican Madness
Dotticure: Mode's Hook Me Up]
As you would have known by now, I've been using Australis' streak-free high shine nail polishes for stamping, even though they're not officially stamping nail polishes. I quite like them because there are also so many shades to choose from, and I can use them interchangeably as a base or as a stamping polish. It's also nice to support Made in Australia nail polishes (Mode is also Made in Australia)!
I've also said before that the only issue with using them as stamping nail polishes is that they often aren't as a opaque and thick as the usual stamping polishes. This usually isn't a problem when you're stamping with Australis' darker colours. Sometimes, it's also nice to have thinner stamping polishes, to produce a faded look.
In this case, I think Mexican Madness was too thinly stamped on and I overdid it with my quick dry nail polish. After I applied the quick dry, the stamped on Mexican Madness colour seemed to split. It kept the pattern, but as you can see, it resulted in this patchy look. It looks like old flaking paint, which isn't too bad to me. I was more annoyed by my own inability to dot regular dots, to be honest.
This mani actually got the most comments in awhile now. Everyone seemed convinced that I had purposefully created that faded flaking look and kept asking how I did everything, from the dots to the lines.