Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Digit-al Dozen: Black Leopard Matte Print

Greetings and Nailutations,

Digit-al Dozen day 2 is animal print again - don't worry, there are only 2.  One thing I really wanted to try again was the play on matte vs shiny stamping.  I loved the look of stamping with matte top coat and I wanted to try the opposite (stamping with a shiny polish over mattified look).


Now let's get to the details.

Products used:
Drip Drop Nail Paint: Yoga Pants
Heather's Hues: Heart of the Matter
It Girl Nail Art: IG112 Plate (press sample)
Clear Jelly Stamper: stamper, clean up brush (press sample)





I started with 1 coat of Yoga Pants from Drip Drop Nail Paint (gotta love 1 coater cremes!).  I topped it with Heart of the Matter from Heather's Hues.  After I let that dry I used IG112 Plate from It Girl Nail Art and Drip Drop Nail Paint Yoga Pants along with my Clear Jelly Stamper to create the design playing with finish.


I really love this look and definitely plan on repeating this look in the future with other colors.  What are your thoughts on mixing finishes?

Check out the other manis from fellow Digit-al Dozen members below!

Happy Polishing,
Kristi aka BeginNails



26 comments:

  1. I love this whole matte and glossy mix! I need to do it more lol

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  2. I've never done this since matte never seems to last on me but I love the look.

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  3. Ohhh, I love this!! Your stamping looks so perfect!

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  4. Subtle but oh-so-fabulous! I LOVE these!

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  5. I love it! Perfect use of matte and glossy together :)

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  6. I can never get this type of look to work, so I'm in awe of your skills. They look great!

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  7. This works beautifully! Oh I must give this a try soon!

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  8. I will always love glossy accents over matte black.

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    1. This was the first time I've tried glossy over matte and I fell in love.

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  9. This is RIGHT UP MY ALLEY! LOOOOOVE it!

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  10. You have mastered the shiny stamping over the matte base! I wanted to try it too this week but too many other ideas! Some day!

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    1. LOL! My head was full of ideas and I had to limit it to just a few.

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  11. This is beautiful! My daughter, who is a leopard print fanatic, is sitting next to me and flipped out over this manicure!

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  12. Loving the combination of matte and glossy. It looks so sophisticated!

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