Monday, September 26, 2011

236: tutorial - diy nail decals

I used to love buying nail decals and 3d nail stickers because they were such an easy way to jazz up a plain nail polish job. I just learned a way to make your own home nail decals & wanted to share with you!

It's an awesome alternative to doing hand-painted nail art on your nails. You can work on a flat surface instead of on your nails & you don't have problems with applying on your dominant hand! So your left hand & right hand nails will be equally neat :)

Check it out! All you need are your nail polishes and a sandwich bag!


Just start drawing on your sandwich bag with your nail polishes. use whatever tools you would typically use to achieve the details, like striper brushes, toothpicks etc.


I decided to start with simple hearts & just doodled more things on the sheet as I went.


eventually I started drawing sanrio characters. haha


A helpful tip that I learned was to do a topcoat of clear nail polish over & around your decal design.


Let your decals dry for SUPER long, like a few hours.
After they're dry, it should be easy to just bend the sandwich bag and then peel the corner of topcoat with some tweezers! The topcoat acts as a border that you can start peeling from so that you don't ruin the actual design of your decal!


You now have decals!


To apply, just put a coat of fresh nail polish on & stick the decal on your still-wet nail. Make sure to press all the clear edges down so that you don't have any bubbly spots.


Then put on some topcoat & you're done!

Pretty cool right?

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14 comments:

  1. This is such a great DIY!! I love it :)

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  2. That's genious! I love those!  unfortunately i'm not talented as you to "paint" with nail polish ....

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  3. OMG that's the coolest thing ever!!! now my designs would be more even =] 

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  4. Nail decals are ugly and terrible nowadays, so making your own is just crazy brilliant. 

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  5. Just stumbeled into your blog from google... love it. There's alot of inspiration in here! 

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  6. ahh!!!  I love this too!!  I never have time to sit and paint my nails and I've been wanting to try the decals, but this is even cooler!  I love it! <3

    toni

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  7. :O omg! this is fantastic! great idea. greetings from Poland :)

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