Sunday, November 4, 2012

Tutorial - DIY Nail Decals

This nail art tutorial comes from sylandsam.com 
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!

Tutorial How to DIY Nail Art Stickers Decal Design
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.
Tutorial How to DIY Nail Art Stickers Decal Design
I decided to start with simple hearts & just doodled more things on the sheet as I went.
Eventually I started drawing sanrio characters, ha ha
Tutorial How to DIY Nail Art Stickers Decal Design
A helpful tip that I learned was to do a topcoat of clear nail polish over & around your decal design.
Tutorial How to DIY Nail Art Stickers Decal Design
Just cure your GEL design with LED or UV light. But if you're using regular polish, 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!
Tutorial How to DIY Nail Art Stickers Decal Design
You now have decals!
Tutorial How to DIY Nail Art Stickers Decal Design
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?