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Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Lucky Duck

***Press Sample...Sort Of***

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

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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.

30 comments:

  1. lovely! Ducks always make me feel nostalgic. When my eldest was wee, she said "quank" instead of "quack" and now I can't see a duck without thinking "quank quank"

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    1. That's fecking adorable, and you know, some ducks do sound like they could be saying "quank," particularly first thing in the morning. Or is that me...

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  2. These are awesome! Great job! Glad you shared them with us!

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  3. I love that you used a real feather! Gorgeous!

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    1. Thank you!! I have a huge stash and finally was able to use one :D

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  4. These are amazing I can see why you wanted to show them off - I did a feather mani a long while back and it was so much fun and I was in love with how they turned out.

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    1. Definitely makes me want to do another one!! I do have peacock feathers...

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  5. Lovely manis and your freehand of "Hector" is breathtaking

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  6. Hector is handsome and amazing :) These are so cute and I love that you used the ducks as inspiration!

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  7. I refuse to believe that duck is free handed! It looks amazing!

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    1. Lol well it is! Thanks for the ego boost!! :D

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  8. I was so curious about the M stamping line! Your Hector is amazing.

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    1. It's very good, and I really hope she can fix the issues she had because these colored creams are fantastic!!

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  9. I love the feather! That looks so amazing!

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  10. Love the feather! Such a gorgeous job!

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  11. That second mani is so perfect - it reminds me of something I've seen in a children's book or something. Super adorable!

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    1. Thank you so much Jessica!! I hope you and your incubating munchkin are doing well!!

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  12. Wow, both manicures are really pretty! I never would have thought to do a duck manicure haha!

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    1. Lol it was definitely one of those, "Do people even like ducks in a mani??" But I'm glad they turned out! Makes me wanna brainstorm other unfamous animals to paint on my nails :P

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  13. Both pretty mani's, love how you incorporated a feather with your freehand. Great mani ♡

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  14. So pretty! Love the use of the real feather and I love your freehanding! Seriously impressive.

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  15. I had pet ducks when I was younger!! They were so sweet and followed me around like I was their Momma! Your free-handed duck is AMAZING!!!!!

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  16. Your art is so amazing! I have definitely missed seeing your freehand.

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