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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tulip Stencil Nail Art {Using OPI Birthday Babe + Ulta3 Purple Pumps}

Happy Thursday, Chronic Crafties! Today, I'm showing you how stencil nail art is done. It's my first attempt at it, so it's not perfect, but hopefully you are inspired to try it out for yourself.

Using a craft punch is such a great way to get funky nail art designs for those of us who, like me, aren't too great at painting freehand. It's genius, right?

Here's how my manicure turned out:

Tulip nails! In hindsight I should have used a white base and then painted the tulips in pretty colours, but I'll try that some other time. This time around, I wanted to keep it basic while trying out this technique.

The colours I've used are OPI Silver Babe and Ulta3 Purple Pumps.

Firstly, I painted my nails purple. I used four coats. I just love this shade of purple -- is it not the HOTTEST shade, ever?

This manicure was actually inspired by my craft punch itself, as you can see. I punched out my tulips using small sticky labels.

Next up, I stuck my punched stickers on my nails and then painted over the top of the tulip cut-outs with the silver polish, waited a few minutes and then removed them.

And that's it. Simple!

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Cassidy said...

That is a genius idea! I gotta try this out. I have a bunch of punches. That would be cute too as a white base and a purple flower.


Anonymous said...

I'm with Cassidy -- I never thought of this use for my punches! What a neat idea. I love that shade of purple, but I do agree that a white background would allow you to pain the tulips different colo(u)rs on a colo(u)r theme/scheme (spelling) like alternate nails (as you suggested) would be fun and look very springish if using tuplips.
I have a wonderful punch that looks like a tree full of leaves and spreading it's branches. If I ever got the nerve to use false fingernails -- never tried them and have to keep my own finger nails short because they are thin and easily split or break off in little pieces -- the leaves could change colo(u)r with the seasons!
Thanks for all the work you've done with your blog and facebook pages.
Btw, just so you know -- the book you sent never arrived. I don't know if you can track it from your end, or ask the post office to compensate you for the postage and loss of an item. Didn't want you to think I'm rude, especially since I only sporatically (spelling) leave comments or been on facebook!
Take good care and keep up the excellent work and level of professionalism evident in your blog and facebook page!
Thanks again!

Miss Chronically Creative said...

@ Cassidy -- white base and purple flowers would be Ah-mazing! Must try it :)

@ phylor -- awe, thank you so much! You are so sweet. You've made my day. It's nice to have the hard work recognised. Oh, and about the book, I've still got it with your name on it. I sent you an email a couple of months back, did you not get it? I haven't sent it yet as you are an RABK recipient, so I'm going to send it along with some other surprises I have for you. I'll be contacting you this weekend about it.


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