Tuesday, April 28, 2015

#TheLacquerRing: Aztec

#TheLacquerRing is back for our second prompt of April! Woo! Can y'all believe it is almost May already? I feel like April completely disappeared and the days are blurring together its moving so fast. For April, Jess has picks. You may remember for our color post we all wore I Love Nailpolish Bikini Bottoms. For our design pick, we're doing Aztec Nails. 

I'm totally in love with my Aztec Nails. They are so cool! I started off with a base of OPI How Great is Your Dane from the Nordic Collection. 


I then used the saran wrap technique over the top of How Great is Your Dane with OPI You're So Vain-illa. I was going for sort of a rocky sandstone type look, but it reads more marble to me.


Then, I went in with MoYou Explorer Plate 01 (which is AZTEC traditional designs) and Konad black for the stamping. On my thumb, pointer, and pinky I stamped on some traditional designs. Across my middle and ring finger I stamped on an image of the Wind God. I took a teeny paint brush and Sinful Colors Snow Me White to add some definition to the image.




What do you think? I'm so pleased with how this turned out, especially the Wind God. 

Be sure to check out how everyone else's Aztec Designs:  AmandaLesleyJessicaNicoleVoniFrosso, and Cynthia below.  I can't wait to see what everyone came up with.

Enjoy & until next time, Amy Lee
*self purchased


38 comments:

  1. Love what you did with these neutrals!

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  2. Absolutely beautiful! I never think to use nudes!

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    1. I think nudes are great palate cleansers. Plus they can be fun too!

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  3. Oh man these are so cool!!! Well done!

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  4. Amazing! I love the saran wrap technique!

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  5. Those look super cool. They don't even look like stamping they look like freaking hieroglyphics or something. They're awesome!!

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    1. That is exactly what I was going for, so I'm super glad you see my vision.

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  6. Wwhhooaa...super cool! - Bubbie

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  7. Very cool! The detailing you added over the stamping is inspired!

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    1. Thanks Summet! I wanted some highlighting in there so you could really see him!

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  8. Wow, your white highlighting really made the images pop! Love it.

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    1. Thank you so much! I'm glad it worked!

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  9. Both OPI shades are so pretty, love the saran wrap base look.

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    1. Thank you. I love doing that because its so simple yet so bold.

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  10. I love it, looks so interesting!

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  11. Love the mani, it's a really interesting combination.

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  12. This is beautiful! So much depth to this nail art!

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    1. Thanks Tamara! I'm glad you like it.

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  13. Love this. Made nudes (which can be boring) super interesting and dimensional!

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