So this post was originally going to be Part 1 of a press sample for the amazing M Polish stamping polish. However, she was having some formula issues with most of the colors in her upcoming new collection, and decided to scrap all but the black and white ones (which I will show you on Thursday!). I had already done two designs using two of the colors she has cancelled launching, so I thought I'd just share the manis with you, because I'm rather fond of how they turned out!
The original collection consisted of five polishes, four of them named for the type of ducks the maker raises. The first of those is a brown called "Rouen." They look like this:
Image courtesy of google search
I've seen these ducks everywhere - there are even some here in Phoenix I think. I find them very handsome and sweet :) I particularly love the patterning on the chest feathers. I chose to stamp using a design that very closely emanates that pattern:
The design came from one of my Flowers stamping plates. The feather on the middle finger is a real duck feather (I collect them from the pond by my house after the ducks shed their coats - totally humane, I promise :D ). The base color is "Pekin," the white polish that is available now.
The other design I created using "Blue Swedish" - the ducks look like this:
Image courtesy of Google search
I love the iridescent green of the head and neck feathers - so pretty!!! Here's the design I came up with for this polish:
His name is Hector ^_^
I used some feather images from a Born Pretty stamping plate and freehand painted the duck. All of the art is done over a basic yellow creme polish.
The white (Pekin) and black (Cayuga) stamping polish ARE available now for $9.50 for the 15ml full size and $3.25 for the 5ml mini. I will have more designs using just those two later on in the week :)
What do you think of these designs? Do you have an affinity for duckies? :D
While the launch of the colored polishes used are TBD, they were sent to me by the maker for photography and art purposes. All opinions and art are my own.