nail-stencils

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Experimenting with DIY nail stencils, part 2

Turns out that, for fish anyway, freehand is way easier. But fish are very forgiving. Can I do a Millennium Falcon freehand?

Left hand:
Pinky and middle: Sally Hansen Brisk Blue, SH White On, Lise Watier Tangerine, SH Peach Fuzz, Bizou Caviar.
Ring: Revlon Pop Art, SH White On, Lise Watier Tangerine, SH Peach Fuzz, Bizou Caviar.
Index:  Revlon Pop Art, SH White On, China Glaze Orange You Hot?, SH Peach Fuzz, Bizou Caviar. 
Thumb: Sally Hansen Brisk Blue, SH White On, SH Sun Kissed, SH Peach Fuzz, Bizou Caviar.

Right hand:
Pinky, middle, thumb: Revlon Pop Art, SH White On, SH Sun Kissed, SH Peach Fuzz, Bizou Caviar.
Ring, index: Sally Hansen Brisk Blue, SH White On, SH Sun Kissed, SH Peach Fuzz, Bizou Caviar.

Part 1 is here.

These are the stencils from the nail box I was talking about in my other post.  I was so excited about using them, but they are awful! I painted my nails Mirror, Mirror and gave them plenty of time to dry between coats. I allowed the polish to dry enough that I pressed my finger on it and it did not smudge or leave imprints. I laid the stencil on my nail and painted over it with a deep red polish, and allowed that to dry, but not completely so I could lift the stencil off. When I went to take it off, the stencil ripped in half and smudged the design all over my nails! What a let down. If you want easier and cheaper stencils, try using tape or wax paper and using scrap book shape punchers. 

So, I’d mentioned making nail stencils from the plastic sheet that Sephora’s nail stickers come on. IT WORKED!


and what I ended up with…


Not flawless, but they work. Also, I had to label them because I, at least, would definitely get them mixed up. (Sorry about the blurry picture.)


From there, I made some paper nails from a page in an Urban Outfitters catalog

Probably should have taken the picture before I cut out the nails. Oops…


Voila! Paper patchwork nails! I’ll probably apply these sometime tomorrow. I’ll let you know how they turn out.