Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Stamping! Emily de Molly plate 03 and stained glass nails

Well, I have been stamping again, with another plate that I was really excited about when I first saw it. A couple of months back Rainbow Connection started stocking Emily de Molly plates, so off I went to do a bit of research. I saw plate 03 and knew it was one I had to have.
I trained as an architect and 2 of my favourite architects are Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Interestingly both those architects were working at similar times and both did a lot of interior design as well as buildings. When I saw this plate it immediately brought to mind their work with which I am quite familiar.
I have seen this plate being used for Mondrian style mani's too, but it was FLW and CRM I thought of first, so today's nails are inspired by the stained glass designs of Frank Lloyd Wright.
I chose a neutral base, Nails Inc Fulham Palace Road and stamped the image using A England Camelot. I top-coated them and then selected four Sharpie colours that seemed in keeping with the colors Wright used. This is the first time I have used my Sharpies for nail art and they are far easier to control than paint brushes. I just dotted carefully to fill in the areas I wanted to colour and managed to do both hands.
I did have a bit of a problem stamping such a strong geometric pattern as my nails are pretty curved, and they have got quite long so the image is just a bit short on the thumbs but overall I am really pleased with how these turned out.
A lovely friend said they reminded her of Tiffany lamps, I am cool with that!
Stained glass nails with EDM 03
Stained glass nails with EDM 03
 Stained glass nails with EDM 03
 Stained glass nails with EDM 03
 Stained glass nails with EDM 03
 Stained glass nails with EDM 03

6 comments:

  1. Stunning design, Debbie! Your stamping has come such a long way in a short time - it looks so perfect and I love how you added a pop of colour which looks so beautiful with your base colour. I'd never have thought to use sharpie pens - genius! xx

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    1. thank you so much :) and sharpies are so easy to use xx

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  2. You're really blowing me away with your stamping skills. This design is my new favourite. It's amazing x

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    1. thank you - stamping is definitely my newest obsession :)

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