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Monday, March 2, 2015

Pipedream Polish Happy Hour

It snowed again.

The world around me stopped because of it.  I still had to go to work.  I'm one of the 'essential' personnel that has to show up.  Even though no patients show up-I still have to show up.  I've told you before, as long as I can get out of my driveway, it's all good.  I got another four inches or so, but again it was the dry fluffy stuff easy to clean off and drive through.

The height of the snow just happened to be during rush hour this time.  I went out and cleaned off my car and the area around it then got ready as usual for work.  An hour later, when it was time to go, there was already another inch of snow on my car.  So I had to clean it off once again.  Once I got on the highway, it wasn't too bad driving at all.  I got behind a tractor trailer and let him plow the way.

By the time work was over, the roads were clear and a lot of it had already melted as it was above freezing that day.

Oh and the door on my mailbox broke.  The doodads holding the door on finally rusted off.  My ex husband and I had installed it brand new 13 years ago and at that time, some damn kids hit it with something and put a huge dent in it.  Damn does that make me sound like an old fart!  Well I wasn't about to pay for another one so it's had a big dent in it this whole time.

I went to Home Depot and picked out a new one, same size, but brown instead of the forest green that I have now.  I just have to wait for a day not below freezing, a day without snow or rain and hope that I can install it myself.  The dude at the store said all I should have to do is remove the old screws, put the new one on and screw it in with new screws.  I don't own a drill and this normally would have been something I'd have asked my dad to do for me.

I figured if I'm going to pretty up the post with a new post office box, I'd paint the house numbers with fresh black paint so it's easier to see.  That's never been done.

All right, I promised you a new stamping technique today.  So let's get to it.

Here's the silly bottle shot.

This is SO not color accurate.  It's more a darker teal neon.  This is Pipedream Polish Happy Hour.

Did a full mani with it.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
This has a lovely shimmer in it that you can sort of see in my pointer finger.

Next, what you do is load two different stamp designs on the stamper before stamping your nail. What this does is create a cool illusion whereas the first design only is printed on top of the second design.  It's hard to explain.  Let me show you.

Indoor Sun

Indoor Sun
This is far from perfect.  But can you see how the black flower is only on the white pattern and not on the base? That's the double processed stamping technique that Lacquer Lockdown came up with. Actually, I just read her blog post and she says it's from someone else, but I don't know who!

The next time I tried this I was a huge failure.  I don't get why and I'm not quite sure how to do it better than what I'm doing.  I figured since I'm a damn good stamper, it would be easy.

It's not.

Next I'm going to try the watermarble thingy but on plastic wrap not water.

Until next time people.  Any thoughts out there?