Back to nails, after a short break for Easter!
I was looking through all the plates from Hehe's 'The Plaids & Florals collection' and number 081 with the water surfaces caught my eye.
I think the whole collection is pretty awesome and full of fantastic background stamps. Most of the plates also have a huge flower in the middle, but they're honestly too large for my style and taste. So I'll ignore them :P
I had the idea to jelly sandwich one of the water patterns and see if that would look good. And I'm glad it does! Haha!
I used Dance Legend Botticelli from the Top Aquarelle line and Moyou London White Knight as stamping polish. Thankfully my nails aren't that stained right now, so I could use the blue jelly on it's own. I believe I did 2 coats, then stamped for the first time, then another 2 coats of the jelly and stamping again, where I tried to layer a different part of the stamping image on top and to leave some parts transparent. I finished with one more coat of the blue, since I didn't want the white to show.
The rest is handpainted with black and white acrylic paint and inspired by this pattern.
I thought about making the fishies a pale orange, but the black & white love won. What can I say? :P
Don't forget, you'll get 10% off when purchasing some plates from Hehe with the code cottonconey.