How are you today? Any special plans for this weekend? Today I want to show you my first homemade nail decal for an accent nail.
I used a green flexible plastic chopping board to stamp my design on, let it dry a bit and then filled it in with my desired colours. I made a pink balloon heart, a peach dress, a blue coat and hat and even blond hair for the girl. For the faces I added a dot of pearly white to make them not too pale. I didn't write down wich colours I used, but obviously you can use wichever you like!
Once that has dried a little bit, I added two coats of white and a topcoat and let it dry over night. When I peeled it off in the morning I was surprised how cute this design looks. Unfortunately the white smeared the black polish a bit, but it was not too bad. I then painted my pinkie white and waited for it to get tacky.
In the meantime I cut down the decal to approximately the right size and then pressed it down on the nail and carefully rubbed out any bubbles or wrinkles with my finger.
To finish it off, I cut away any excess and then cleaned up the rest with a flat brush dipped in acetone to get straight lines. As a last step I used a generous layer of Seche Vite to seal in my design. (The first picture is the end result.)
I am totally in love with this accent nail and you will see it in a few more posts, because I refused to take it off for a couple of days and did my swatches anyway! :-D
How do you like my accent nail?
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