I love swallows and hearts, is that obvious yet?! Ever since I received MM14, I’ve been meaning to make swallow decals. They had to be carrying envelopes for Valentine’s Day, which is a little like my last post, but I think this look is easier to achieve.
Over a sponged base of pale blue and turquoise, I stamped using Barry M “Chameleon Pink” and Konad plate m83, to look like wavy grass that the swallows were flying over. I’ve used the stamping decal technique for the birds and envelopes. The birds were stamped in black and then filled in with China Glaze “Adore” and Loreal 736, a gorgeous blue/black, raven feathers kind of colour. Using plate Fun 2, I stamped the envelopes with a dark grey and filled them in with a pale cream. I thought that black would be to harsh here, as would a stark white. I read that someone asked a question about storing decals, well I made these on clear polish that I’d painted onto plastic months ago. The polish was a little brittle, but I’d say they worked better than the envelopes decals which I made today. They stayed nice and flat, whereas the envelopes wanted to curl.