I haven't had the guts to try stamping on my nails, but as long as it's my mom walking around with a nail fail, I think I'll give it a shot. Her polish will chip and peel within two days anyway, so it won't be so obvious.
I started out with a gradient. I thought I'd make sort of a sunset, but after I started, I realized I just have the one orange polish and only two yellows. So I had to make do with what I did have.
I tried stamping and I let my mom pick out the design. Again, I had to work with severely limited resources: I only have a single stamping plate and one red stamping polish. I will try stamping with the very opaque Gosh polishes that I own.
Stamping didn't go exactly as I wanted it to, but better than I had hoped. Picking up the design got easier when I used my right hand for swiping and my lefty for picking up the design. It made the process faster. Placement is still a big problem for me, though.
There were two fingers (out of the 8 because two nails have some problems and shouldn't be polished) that were actually kind of nice. The thumb design didn't transfer exactly right, but was placed pretty well, while the pinky was transferred nicely.
Yay! I took the biggest step yet in my nail art career, stamping! One small step for nail artists, one huge step for Narmai!
And of course a huge hug and a big thank you to my mom, who let me ruin her nails :-p