Tuesday 30 January 2018

Nicole Diary

Pigment Stamping

Hello, hello hope you are good. I won't bore you with life waffle lol but instead get right into this post as I've done a few different stamping techniques with this square stamping plate that comes in a bundle from Nicole Diary. 
ND105 has a varied selection of full nail images that are extremely detailed and well etched. So this week I wanted to try a few different stamping techniques and have some fu  with this plate.
First up with the image in the top right corner, I stamped with black and filled in each petal shape with different shades of blue, and a pink dot in the centre. Once the decal had dried, I cut into sections and place on my nails using foil glue. Finished with a matte top coat.
Over an off white base I stamped with flowers, and coloured them in with water colour paints, using different pinks, blues and purples in each flower for a pastel gradient effect.
Then I added some holo top coat to the flowers and over a matte base these flowers looked so pretty.
Finally stamping with pigment powders. Now this is not my idea as I seen multiple videos on YouTube, and really wanted to give it a try. So once my black base was dry, I rubbed some gold chrome pigment over a clear stamper (that I didn't mind ruining) painted and scraped the polish over the image I chose and pushed the stamper down to pick up the image over the gold chrome. Stamped onto my nails and the end result is really quite impressive!
I did use my water based polish to protect the chrome finish, then my regular fast dry top. I will so be trying this again with other pigments.
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I have 1 more plate from thus complete bundle to show you all next week.
Stay safe and much love....


  1. your stamping is always great.

  2. Your patience with creating decals is amazing. I lose patience immediately, but the end result is worth it. I love how your manis turned out.

  3. Wowzers! These are all great! I just got a water based top coat, so I am hoping to create more chrome-y looks.

  4. Those chrome nails are really cool! I’ve done stamping with loose glitter powder, it sounds like the same idea so I think I’ll give this a try!

  5. That's a cool plate, I like how you singled out the rows of flowers.

  6. I really like the design with the flowers in the middle of the post.

  7. As always, you have amazing stamping manicures

  8. Such a cute plate. I’m loving your middle mani, it just screams spring! I’ve definitely got to try the pigment stamping sometime.