3.01.2012

DIY Nail Transfers

This morning I came across this image on Pinterest and fell in love.


I had also just happened to have gotten a new dark base color that I wanted to try out so off I went!  I tried using the floral colors with a toothpick to dab on some flower like shapes..... it was an EPIC FAIL!

Back to the drawing board.... I tried to look up nail transfers hoping to find these.  I have never purchased the transfers in the past because I feel they are overprices... but I loved these enough to give it a shot.  Couldn't find them.  The closest I came was another version on Mod Cloth that was out of stock.  BUT in the process I came across this video on making your own transfers.  It uses clear plastic to make your design on.  Which means I can set it on top of an image I like and attempt to trace paint it.  I googled for some images of vintage fabric and wall paper.  I think I will try some of these.




Here is the video.  I will let you know how it works out for me! 


6 comments:

  1. Hey !I don't know if you're still looking for the exact same nails transfers ,but they are available at sephora (http://www.sephora.fr/Maquillage/Ongles/Nail-Patch/Nail-Patch-Art-Vernis-Motifs-Imprimes/P438028?bl=Maquillage%7COngles%3AC345_Ongles_SephoraSelection%3A1 ) :)

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  2. Hi! So I found this video on youtube, and I think the technique shown in it would work for this vintage flower design if you don't want to buy transfers. :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zemGUwGaMUg

    This link shows the same technique with pictures :)

    http://www.hashtaggollygosh.com/2012/06/diy-nail-wraps.html

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