Koi Nail Stamping Decal

I have seen so many fantastic nail stickers manicures lately, so today, I’m inspired to have one. I honestly have no idea who started this impressive trend, so if you know, please be sure to tell me!!

I thought about going with a less detailed nail sticker image for this project.

I started off with three coats of Polish Revolution Florals … for Spring?, and two coats of OPI Mermaid Tears on my middle and ring fingers.

I added one coat of Color Club Galactic Garden over Mermaid Tears to add a bit of depth to it.

To create my stamping decal, I paired Konad Special Black with Messy Mansion plate MM-29. Once I transferred the image to my stamper, I waited a few minutes to make sure it was dry. Since the design spacing was so intricate, I used my dotting tools and a toothpick to fill in the spaces using the following:

  • Barielle Banana Drop
  • OPI Over and Over A-Gwen
  • Nicole by OPI Half Charming Half Alarming
  • Zoya Sara
  • Nicole by OPI White Base
  • Zoya Arizona

I waited about 15 minutes for the polish to dry on the stamper, and then I added one coat of SV.

While waiting for the topcoat to dry on the stamper, I applied one coat of SV to my nails. Before it was completely dry, I gently removed the image from the stamper by lifting the edge of the topcoat line with a pair of tweezers. I laid it over my nail, smoothed it, and trimmed it down to fit properly. I finished by adding one coat of SV over it.

I really enjoyed creating this stamping decal! I’m so excited to try it again! I hope you enjoyed it!

 

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