Pastel Southwestern Stamped Nail Art featuring Gothic Gala Lacquer

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Like a warm, fuzzy Southwestern Blanket! Photo taken with flash

Hey guys! Today I have a tutorial for these pastel “Southwestern Blanket” style nails, featuring 3 of the shades from the Victorian Era collection from Gothic Gala Lacquer that was recently reviewed on my blog and YouTube channel. I’ll be using “Bit o’ Jam,” “Cupid’s Kettle Drum,” and “Gigglemug” as well as stamping plate BPL010 or item #19365 from bornprettystore.com. To save 10% off your purchase on nonsale items from Bornprettystore use my coupon: JFGK31. I also used my creative shop stamper and scraper.

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To begin I painted on a white base, this is completely optional and helps to get a more opaque spread of polishes in only 1 pass. It is highly important to topcoat on top of the white to protect your base. Next I used the sandwich bag “marble” method. If you’d like to see a visual for what I mean, you may visit my youtube tutorial here. Starting with the lightest color, I added small blobs of color all over my nail.art9

Next, I used a sandwich bag to mush and blend in the colors, this lends it almost a watermarble type feel.  I feel like this color combo would make an amazing base for a pastel galaxy and would love to revisit that in the future! If you have any white or bare spots after picking the plastic up off of your nail you may repeat the blobbing process or fill in bare spots with the polish color of your choice! Allow to dry for just a bit then topcoat once more, I’m using KB Shimmer’s “Clearly On Top.”

The finished base using Gigglemug, Cupid's Kettle Drums, and Bit o' Jam
The finished base using Gigglemug, Cupid’s Kettle Drums, and Bit o’ Jam

Next I used a white Konad stamping polish and the bornprettystore stamping plate linked above. I applied a nice thick stripe of white polish along the edge of the image and used my creative shop scraper to scrape firmly and at a low angle. Then I rolled my creative shop stamper into the image, and this is how it picked up:

Stamping image on my Creative Shop Stamper
Stamping image on my Creative Shop Stamper

Next I broought my finger up to the stamper and rolled my nail into the stamp. After a little bit of cleanup with acetone and a qtip I topcoated once more with “Clearly On Top” and that’s all there is to it!

Completed mani in indirect natural lighting
Completed mani in indirect natural lighting
Completed mani in direct sunlight
Completed mani in direct sunlight
“macro” shot under artificial lighting

Thanks so much for reading along, I will have a tutorial featuring the other 3 colors from the Victorian Era collection soon so stay tuned!

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