Matryoshka Dolls Nails

December 11, 2012

I think everyone, including me, were waiting to see what I will come up with for my Matryoshka Dolls design. So finally I made a design using the new Nailz Craze NC03 plate, which is my Russian Themed plate, and this is what I made.

I chose to use the classic Russian colors like red, black and gold for the Matryoshka Dolls and to combine it with a neutral base color that will also go as the faces of the dolls.
It wasn't as easy as I imagined it would be, and I did try different combinations which did not work for me at first, but finally I came up with this design which I think is really cute.

I started with my favorite nude color Essence Iced Latte and applied two coats of it. I used the larger doll design that's placed in the middle of the plate, and stamped the top part of it on the index, middle and ring fingers. On the pinky I stamped the medium sized doll since this nail is much smaller for me. I used dark red Chic 270 which is an old polish I had and it was very thick, so I did struggle with it a bit but this is the only red I had that worked for stamping and was opaque enough. 
For the thumb I first stamped the bottom part of the large doll to use it as a guideline. I used Barry M Gold Foil, then filled the inner lines with it and let it dry. Once it was dry, I stamped that same part with WnW Black Creme and aligned it as close as I could to fir the first stamping (which unfortunately wasn't really aligned to the nail itself). That way I got the gold to show underneath the black stamping but it didn't come out from the sides.

I used a dotting tool for the eyes and added black polish, since the eyes were originally stamped with red polish. I tried using different colors at once for the face while stamping, but that didn't go well for me so far, but I will keep trying, hope to get it right sometime soon. Then with a pin I added tiny lines from the eyes.
With a thin brush I painted a little triangle at the bottom of each nail with black and added gold dots with a dotting tool.

The result is quite nice and I really love how playful this mani is, using the thumb you can create a Matryoshka Doll that will pop open, just like a real one :) (Saw this great idea first at wackylaki's awesome blog). I can't wait to try this design again, to use different colors and to find new ways to play with this mani.
I really hope you liked this design and I can't wait to see what you will come up with!
You can get this plate along with my other plates at my Etsy store: nailzcraze.etsy.com




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24 Comments

  1. Gorgeous! I can't wait to get mine! *-*

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  2. I'm in awe! This look fantastic and is just perfection :)

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  3. Love this!!!
    So funny with the thumb as a bottom to all dolls! :D

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  4. WOW! Looks amazing! Think I shall be ordering this and the magical plate ASAP! :)

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  5. This turned out great! I love it.

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  6. Absolutely stunning! I had been drooling over your third stamping plate for days but this mani pushed be over the edge. Bought and I couldn't be more excited till it arrives :D

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  7. Wow! I love it!! going to your etsy store now!

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  8. oh wow! these are soooooo cute! :)

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  9. This turned out so... WOW!!! Amazing amazing amazing!!!
    I love it so much!!!!
    I think my plate has arrived. Tomorrow I'm going to the post office to see if i'm right ;-)
    And if it has - I am so going to play with it over the coming weekend!
    Thanks for the amazing inspiration!!!

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  10. Cutest mani! Looks absolutely amazing!

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  11. tro belle !!! je suis contante nos plaque son arivé en france hi hi supere ♥

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  12. This is pure perfection! I am a HUGE FAN of your plates and will continue to be for as long as you make them.
    Your plates have real character and this is a PRIME example of that!
    GORGEOUS!

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  13. Love it. Ordered it. Can't wait!!! :-*

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  14. Incredible! They are so cuuuute! :-)

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