Sunday, August 5, 2012

Mirror image

I know this post is a bit late.  I spent the week working as much overtime as I could.  Then yesterday was my ten year reunion.  I spent most of the day with people that I hadn't seen in a long time, but it only seems like yesterday that I was in high school. 

It also made me realize just how much I've accomplished in the past ten years.  I graduated high school, when to college, got my Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.  I found a temp. job for a while, got married, bought a house.  Then I went back to school for my Master in Forensic Science, which hopefully will arrive in the mail soon, as they never give your diploma at graduation.  I lost some weight since high school and changed my hair.  I have braces now and soon those will be coming off.  Most people didn't recognize me at the reunion.  Even though I don't have my dream job yet, I'm really happy with how far I've come.  Hopefully that dream job is just around the corner now that I'm done with school.

Now what you have been waiting for!

I used Orly Preamp for the base color and I stamped the image using Konad special polish in black with the m56 plate.

I know this next image is a little blurry.  I tried a method for mirror imaging the stamp and I think it worked pretty well.  I took a little plastic bag and painted small strips of clear nail polish by Sally Hansen Insta-Dri.  I let that dry for a bit. Then I stamped the image on those clear strips and pulled the strips off.  They work much like the sticker appliques you can buy in stores.  The nice part is that since the polish is clear, you can use either side to produce the mirror image look. 


I really like having my hands look like mirror images, rather than exactly the same, so I'm glad I found this technique.

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