|Cream Knit Mani|
To achieve this look, I used Vivid Lacquer plate VL004 for the stockinette stitch pattern on all of my fingers except my ring finger. For the ring finger, I used Winstonia plate W120 for the Nordic fair isle star pattern.
When I first saw this Vivid Lacquer plate I knew I had to have it. I love knitting and I love nail stamping - so this plate was perfect for me! I bought it in the summer, so I never really had the urge to try it out until now that we're in sweater season.
I can't get over just how realistic the Vivid Lacquer knitting pattern looks on the nail! In real life, looking at this manicure from a couple feet away gives a bit of a trompe l'oeil effect. It almost looks like a thin, tiny swatch of knitted fabric has been placed on my nails! Of course the effect would be a little more realistic with a matte topcoat, but for this manicure I chose this image more for the pattern, and not so much for the effect. Now that I see how realistic it can look, perhaps I'll try it again with different colours and a matte top coat.