I followed this awesome tutorial to do it. Thank you so much, Kari, for sharing it with the interwebz!
I love, love, love snakeskin, although I don't own anything made of it. Somehow I feel sorry for the snakes and always shy away. So this is a great compromise! Mine don't look as fantastic as Kari's, but I'm pretty happy with it.
I followed her tutorial almost exactly. I substituted Zoya Jana for China Glaze Below Deck, and Essie Playa del Platinum for OPI Skull and Glossbones. I also added on one coat of China Glaze Moonlight, a very sheer off-white, over the top of my blobs of color, to smooth things out and make it look a little more translucent. Here's how it looked before stamping:
For stamping I used Zoya Pinta, a very dark purple, since I don't have China Glaze VIII. The print showed up a little more purple than I was hoping it would, but I still like it. The plate is Bundle Monster 215. Here are all my materials:
|one coat Qtica Natural Nail Growth Stimulator|
one coat Essie Chinchilly
blobs of Zoya Jana
blobs of Essie Playa del Platinum
a few blobs of Essie Chinchilly
one coat of China Glaze Moonlight
stamping with Zoya Pinta
two coats of Essie Good to Go
|the plate and the paper I scraped the extra|
polish onto, with my clean-up brush