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Opal Batik

I'm prepping my Zoya Awaken collection review, so today's another fast stamping post.  After swatching FingerPaints Psychedelic Hue, I felt like playing around with it a little and adding more to it.  I've been itching to make better use of the possibilities of Pueen's new Stamping Buffet plates (I bought them from Amazon) and this seemed like a great time for it.

I started with a base of Revlon Essence, topped it with FP Psychedelic Hue, then stamped with Sephora by OPI My Personal Serpent.  The plate is Pueen 55.  Because this pattern is far bigger than my nail, I was able to select different parts of it for each nail.  I tried to get the pattern to match up from nail to nail when they're lined up, to make it look like batik fabric.  It...kinda worked.

It's on the subtle side, but I like how the flakes show through My Personal Serpent.  I don't have a photo of it on its own (I wore it forever ago), but it's one of those that's so dark it pretty much looks black unless it's in direct sunlight.  Now that I know it can stamp though, it's a keeper!

I'm trying to stop myself from using the same image over again, since I have so many I haven't used yet, but I know this one's gonna tempt me!

Big shock here...I mattified it.  It makes the flakes much easier to see, but the pattern is toned down a bit this way.

I hope these new flakies get some more love than they have so far.  I really like them!

One more photo, to show the alignment kinda working....

This is really just dipping a toe into what these plates can do.  You'll be seeing them on here again very soon, I'm sure!  I'm trying to get Nichole to pick up a set too...


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