After doing the silhouette of the rhythmic gymnast for my Olympics themed nails, I felt the urge to do something else with a silhouette. Thankfully, I didn’t have to rely on my freehand painting skills for this one because I have a stamping plate that fits the bill perfectly!
Can you get jiggy with it? Plate BP-X07 from Born Pretty Store.
Seems to me like there were quite a few pole dancers and sexy girls on there, so I went with a holographic polish base to fit the mood.
My holo polish of choice was Things That Make You Go Bloom by KB Shimmer.
I used bmc nail lacquer in noir black to do the stamping, but I wasn’t that thrilled with the opacity.
I ended up going over a lot of the images with craft smart acrylic paint in Black to intensify the silhouettes. The poles were corrected with paint and a striping brush, and I had to draw in the bust outline for the girl on the far left.
Of course, the lesson is to make sure you use good quality stamping polishes in the first place so that you don’t have to paint over your stamping to make it look good! I suppose it would have looked fine in either case, but certain details didn’t get picked up from the plate so well, and my OCD wouldn’t let me leave things like that.
My “pole” is actually my flute!
It’s still a cute idea, and it reeks of Showgirls. Don’t you think Nomi Malone would approve?