#whencolourscollide challenge – Orange, Green, Purple & Black

Hiya! Its time for the next #whencolourscollide mani – this week we have four colours, and we need to use all four in our designs. A very festive Halloween mix of orange, green, purple and black. I did try free handing some jack o lanterns, but my freehand sucks. I might show them later in the week though! Anyway, I was looking at a Halloween stamping plate and I noticed a couple of patterns that I thought would work as decals. I made these directly on the stamper rather than using a mat.

#whencolourscollide challenge - Orange, Green, Purple & Black
#whencolourscollide challenge – Orange, Green, Purple & Black

What I used:

  • Lacquerhead Polish Green Goddess (green linear holo)
  • Rimmel Keep Calm & Shop (orange creme)
  • Lilypad Lacquer Palma Violet (purple linear holo)
  • MoYou London Black Knight (black stamping polish)
  • HK-11 Halloween plate
  • Barry M Cotton (white creme)
  • HK Girl Glisten & Glow topcoat
  • 2x jumbo clear stampers
#whencolourscollide challenge - Orange, Green, Purple & Black
#whencolourscollide challenge – Orange, Green, Purple & Black

I started off by painting my nails with a coat of Cotton, in the hope that a white base would make the colours pop when I applied my decals. Next I stamped a pattern and left it to dry on the stamper for a minute or two, then filled in the gaps with the coloured polishes. Once those had dried, I top coated and left again. This wasn’t a fast mani lol. When the decals were dry, I peeled them off the stamper, trimmed off most of the excess, then laid over a nail. I had to clean up the edges with a brush dipped in acetone. Black seems to be attracted to my cuticles, I thought I’d got rid of it all but the camera found all the bits I missed! Black stamping polish is always so messy and it smears so easily too 🙁

#whencolourscollide challenge - Orange, Green, Purple & Black
#whencolourscollide challenge – Orange, Green, Purple & Black

Whinging aside (who, me?) I did like these! Its such a dramatic mix of colours, and I love the little holo sparkles. Shame I don’t have an orange holo too!

Here’s the collage of all of the challenge manis, some incredible work in there! Join the When Colours Collide Facebook group if you’d like to be part of the next one, we’d love to have you!

See you soon,

Love,

Jo x

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