Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Fingerpaints - Paper Mache (and fun from the craft store)

APPLICATION: A little thick, but smooth
COATS: 2
TOPCOAT?: Yes, Beauty Secrets Fast Dry
SOURCE: Sally Beauty Supply
COMMENTS: I certainly didn't plan to do a plain white mani - that would have been too stark. I've seen a few other bloggers do "newsprint" manis, and like the look of the print on the nails. I have no newsprint, so came up with my own version using rub-ons from the craft store (normally used for scrapbooking). I applied the quick dry topcoat after Paper mache, and when dry enough, rubbed the words/portions of words on, then some images.  Followed the rub-ons with a coat of INM Northern Lights - silver for a bit of sparkle, and finally a layer of topcoat. I love it! So simple but so awesome!






UP NEXT: Something black

26 comments:

  1. *bows down*
    This is so amazing looking.

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  2. Thats awesome idea for mani design! Definately gonna try this one!

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  3. Beautiful!!! I like this idea!

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  4. OMGOODNESS!!! Girl you are awesome...you took it to another level....I have to try this :D

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  5. I love it! Such a unique and pretty idea :D

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  6. Wow, I'm speechless, that is amazing!!!

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  7. What a great idea! I love it. Cute and easy. Score!

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  8. Oh this is tooo cool. I will have to pick up some rub ons when I get to the craft store. :) Awesome design. Love the black white and green.

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  9. That is an awesome idea and entirely too cool!! Lov it!

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  10. Cool idea, I should try that sometime! I would have never thought of that.

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  11. I am floored by your massive skills!!!!

    BRAVA!!!!!!

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  12. Wow this looks so good, original idea!

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  13. you are so creative! never in a million years would i think to use scarpbooking stuff on my nails! great!

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  14. That is sooo clever. Definately have to try that one day.

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  15. rub on's work? awesome! okay..i'm not exactly sure how you managed to rub it on and not smear/ dent your white. This will be a trial an error for me. thanks for sharing

    I hate hate hate white nails only because I have yet to find a white nail polish that isn't chalky and goopy. argh! butI think white nails are the perfect canvas for everything.

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  16. So clever! How did the rub-ons wear--did they last as long as nail decals would?

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  17. Thanks for all your comments! In response to KarenD's question:
    The rub-ons are really thin, so don't show a visible line as much as a nail sticker would. Also, they are sealed in with topcoat, so they're there to stay! I doubt that they would last long without a layer of topcoat over them.

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  18. What a cool idea! Love the originality.

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  19. Lovely! I think you've started something, now... :)

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  20. I had NO idea that rub ons could be used on nails - this is so creative and I love it! This trend is def going to become huge! How do you get the edges of your nails looking so crisp? I have trouble with that when I do my nails myself. A friend recently gifted me liquid palisade by kiesque but I have yet to test it out - have you ever tried it? She got it online at liquidpalisade.com and apparently it really helps.

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  21. @shortewidenails - I put on a coat of quick dry topcoat after the two coats of white so I did have to wait till it was dry enough to handle a bit of pressure.

    @Anonymous - I'm hoping that those who have trouble with konad/fauxnad stamping might find this an easier option like I did. I love that it's not messy and there are no time constraints, so I can take my time with placement. To clean up my cuticles (which I admit I sometimes don't bother with), I use the "MeganChair" method, with a brush and acetone. Here is a link to her wonderful tutorial on it:
    http://polishorperish.blogspot.com/2010/09/how-to-get-that-picture-perfect.html

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  22. Wow! This is soo cool!! I never would have thought in a million years to use rub-ons. I'm a scrapbooker/crafter so I've got a million of them. I see a rub-on mani in my future! Thanks for sharing it with us. :D

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  23. This is the bomb-diddy!

    Creative and beautifully executed.

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  24. Wow, what a great idea. I have some rub-ons in my craft box, must give this try. Love your blog, so inspiring. thank xx

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