When I was younger what I called “turquoise” was a much more vivid and blue-leaning color than the shade that most people think of when they hear the word. Instead, I think people think of the actual gemstone which tends to be lighter and much more green-leaning and so I’ve had to give up my old perception for the sake of communication. Well, turquoise and purple (only) were #WhenColoursCollide’s challenge colors this time and I really struggled to find any turquoise in my polish collection. It would seem that once you get out of really pastel, I haven’t bought much in green-leaning blue. Huh. And I did have a beautiful bottle of Ms Sparkle’s “Blue Topaz Turquoise”, but it was like my old feeling of what turquoise was, not popular opinion.
So I asked Leonie (one of the group admins) if it would fit. I mean…it even had “turquoise” in the name, right? Alas, it was a no. So I flailed about for a bit and finally settled on stamping with a slightly green-leaning blue (even though it’s a little more aqua depending on the lighting) and using some turquoise-ish sequins instead. Glitter placement. Saving the bacon near me. For me. So I can eat it. Mmmmm…bacon.
(True confession: I prefer sausage over bacon.)
- Base Polishes:
Heather’s Hues’ “Hydrangea” and Zoya’s “Danielle”
- Stamping Polishes:
Dimension Nails’ “Hawaiian Blueberry” (press sample)
- Rhombus sequins from Aliexpress attached with foil glue
- Stamping Plates:
Since I’d been using foil glue to stick down stamping decals every now and then, I decided to try it with sequins. I already had my stamping image down and top coated so I put a tiny dab exactly where I wanted the sequin and tried to get it in the right spot. I failed a lot and had to struggle to shove the sequin in place against the super sticky foil glue. It worked, but not fantastically. Probably would have worked better if it was all sequins with no space in between. The search for the best way to do glitter placement continues!
Check out #WhenColoursCollide’s collage of Turquoise and Purple (only). So much color!