I recently acquired a new nail stamping plate from Born Pretty Store that I've been dying to try out. The center of the plate houses a gorgeous pattern that reminds me of both leaves and feathers. I decided to combine the stamp with the negative space trend that seems to be blowing up all over runways, magazines, and Pinterest.
I've been having so much fun experimenting with different patterns, colors, and shapes that I created 3 separate manicures with two common elements: the leaf/feather stamp and negative space. If you are curious to see step-by-step instructions demonstrating nail stamping, visit this post.
More details and pictures after the jump!
Negative Space Nails 3 Ways
For all three looks, I used:
Look #1 - Metallic & Neon
While this is the most simple design of the three, it is also my favorite. I cut thin strips of washi tape to create the negative space and used a bright blue to stamp my design over a satin-finish gold.
Look #2 - Glitter & Geometrics
For this nail art design, I cut shapes out of washi tape, painted over them, then removed the tape. I added striping tape and Born Pretty Round Tiny Glitter to the finished design to add more variety. My matte topcoat took some of the finish off my black striping tape - a happy accident because I loved the way it looked!
Look #3 - Pretty As a Peacock
For this final look, I used the nail stamping template as a guide and used Born Pretty Nail Art Brushes to create a multi-colored design. I used striping tape to create the fine lines on the negative space nails and layered a sheer turquoise over my neon pinky for an ombre effect.