I am super pumped about today's #clairestelle8challenge prompt, which is "Halloween in May", because it means I get to play with the MoYou London "Mexico" collection plates to do a look I have always wanted to do, but haven't had the chance to yet: sugar skulls!
This look is totally inspired by the promotional manis MoYou London has done for these plates. They've come up with some really pretty stuff, and they did some manis using these same images.
I've always admired the beautiful bright colors of sugar skulls; and I know they're technically not for Halloween, but for El Dia de los Muertos, but recently many people have also been using them for Halloween looks, so I'm going with it. ;)
So for my colors, I tried to kind of stick to traditional Halloween colors but with a bright and bold flair to make it lean more Halloween-y. I started with two coats of the Essie "Go Ginza", which really I probably could have just done one coat, it's a super awesome polish!
This time, I created four decals. I decided to try the two different sugar skull halves to see what they look like together, and also because I wasn't paying too close attention when I started stamping them out on my silicone mat to make the decals, so I didn't actually realize they were different until I had them on my mat already. At that point I decided to just go with it.
If you did want to make them match, however, an easy way to do that would be to leave one of the images on your stamper head to make the decal and make the other decal on your silicone mat. That way you would have mirror images of the same skull.