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Digit-al Dozen Does Animal Week: JulieG Splotchy Neon Zebras

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Woot! I made it through another Digit-al Dozen Week! I'm in awe of bloggers that do 30-day challenges! My final animal mani is a zebra stamp over a splotched neon base. I wish I could master the art of photographing neons because these JulieG's are seriously neon! Does anyone know the secret?

JulieG Splotchy Neon Zebra Print Nail Art

This was my first attempt at a splotched mani. Since I was using neon colors, I started with a solid white base (Sally Hansen White On). Using the polish brush, I randomly dabbed Bikini (neon coral-pink), Oh Em Gee! (neon pink) and Fierce & Fab (neon purple). No method to my madness - but I did start with the lightest color and work my way to the darkest because I knew the colors would overlap.

JulieG Splotchy Neon Zebra Print Nail Art

I stamped the zebra pattern with Konad plate M57 and Konad Black. I've shared my stamping anxiety before. Shew! I won't even attempt a transfer unless the image is perfect on the stamper. So needless to say, it takes me like three tries per nail! But I think the effect is worth it. I want to say a special goodbye to my bone dry Konad Special Nail Polish in Black. I bought it with my first stamper back in the olden' days and now it's gone. I barely eeked out this mani. At least it went out in style! What do you guys use to stamp a clean, black image? I need a replacement.

Visit the link to see the final round of Digit-al Dozen Animal manis!