April 4, 2015

Reverse Stamping Mandala

This manicure was my "Eureka!" moment with Reverse Stamping. :) 

Featuring: OPI Get Cherried Away, Do You Take Lei Away?, My Dogsled is a Hybrid, Suzi Shops & Island Hops, and Hello Hawaii Ya? (anyone realized yet that these polishes were out on my desk for a few days, hence their reappearance in the last three manicures I've done LOL)

I created the stamped look using BM-616 (And filled in each "circle" of the mandala with different colors before stamping it onto my nail)

This design on the stamp was a full circle but I only stamped half of it. It reminded me of a Mandala of sorts... And for those of you unfamiliar with what a Mandala is: The term comes from Sanskrit meaning 'circle'. It is a spiritual and ritual symbol in Hinduism and Buddhism, representing the universe. They take many many different forms, but each remind me of an abstract flower. They often exhibit radial balance.