Today's matte extravaganza has a LOT going on. When I started doing it, it wasn't even intended for matte week, but it just evolved in the right direction lol.
Owning so many polishes, I tend to not have many lemmings these days, but this year I lost my heart to 2 Dandy Nails polishes (this one and Bound To Fall). This is Chilled Down, and this is how it looks au naturel.
It's a lovely sandy polish. This looks like captured beach to me - all golden tones with frozen particles of ocean. Gorgeous. And so warm. I then matted it for fun, and decided the base looked a bit like old fashioned parchment.
And then I new I had to stamp over it. If it looked like paper, it had to be splattered on, no? Ink blots, lol. For 2 years I've been obsessed with splatter patterns, and I can't believe this is the first time I am doing it from a stamping plate.
I used this row of images from DRK-C so that I could vary the effect. I stuck to mainly pastel tones (all Konad polishes), and quickly realised it needed a bit more punch, so added the red. It still didn't look right, so I added the dark grey. Annoyingly, Konad don't write their polish names on their bottles, but this one is a real winner.
And I really LOVE the finished effect. I think this is my favourite stamping mani for a long time. I also don't ever think I've ever stamped with more than 2 colours before. Or done a matte stamping. See! That's what challenges and theme weeks are for - unchartered territory.