miércoles, 21 de agosto de 2013

Mish Mash Challenge - A technique you have never tried before. Newspaper nails & a dandelion...

Hey there!

How are you doing? I hope you're ON for today's installment of the Mish Mash Challenge, which involves a "technique you have never tried before". I love this theme; I want this challenge, along with my artist inner self, to push me to do new things, better things... 

Believe it or not, I had never tried newspaper nails before. This blog has been running for over a year now (d'uh... I missed my own bloggiversary, but my battle with remembering dates is a lost one so let's just move on), and this week's topic has been a great push. Of course, I watched some tutorials on YouTube and took good note of Lisa's newsprint nailz, and this is what happened:
Long story short, at first what happened is a whole lot of nothing. No transfer of characters + ruined polish, that's what I got. So I decided to keep ruining the left hand's polish by trying other ways to transfer the darn text to my claws. Clear polish? Nope. Alcohol? Nope. Clear polish and alcohol? Not yet. Plain water? YES!

Then started again: 2 coats of China Glaze For Audrey + 1 coat of Kiko's Sparkling Touch topper. Let that dry and transfer the text. Any text may work, but I decided to teach my nails some tolerance by transferring an article about the persisting homophobia in France (and Europe in general). Why not?

It lacked something more, so I made good use of my Nailz Craze stamping plate NC01 and its beautiful dandelion design... Voilà!

I was so happy with the result that I sent a picture of them to The Boyfriend right away with a simple text: "Getting artsy. Like it or not?". Except I didn't really send it to The Boyfriend, but to Girona's airport. It wasn't even watermarked... *laugh* NEXT!

Take care,

M.

Do not forget to take a look at the other ladies' posts:

63 comentarios:

  1. Haha! I love that you sent the picture to an airport instead! Did you get any reply from them?

    I love this manicure! You know that nail art really isn't my thing, but this looks chic and classy and the combination and placement of everything make this just lovely. LOVELY!

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    1. I am so dumb! :p No, I didn't get any reply but I am sure the title "Like it or not" made my mail go stright to the bin! That's cool with me ;)

      Thank you for your sweet words :D

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  2. Love the nail art and the story of the text you sent, haha! What I love the most is that you actually thought about what article to use. We do need more tolerance in the world, way to go!

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    1. Thank you, you can be proud of your plates girl!

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  4. Oh this is just too gorgeous, the colour, the print, the stamping everything is perfect!!

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  5. It turned out WONDERFUL!!! and now I keep wondering what the airport is going to do with it...
    Did you ever get a reply?

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    1. Thanks!! I think the airport marked my mail as spam, actually. Never replied and the title of the mail was "Like it or not?" so it sounded spammy :p

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  6. Your base color is gorgeous! Love how you combined the print with a stamp, it really sets this mani off. Great job!

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    1. Thank you! For Audrey is such a beautiful color..!

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  7. teach my nails some tolerance! that's why I love reading your posts! :D
    hahahah - and don't worry: I bet the airport staff got a happy day ;)

    ps.'at first what happened is a whole lot of nothing' - damn right you are! I tried everything myself (even staying with the alcohol rubbed piece of newspaper thing on my nail for 3min - three whole minutes!) Gotta try with water soon! ;)

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    1. ^^ your comment made me blush, Mina! You should be ashamed of yourself, hahaha! (kidding!)

      It was quite desperating to try and try and have nothing at all, but let's see if you have any good result with plain water! I didn't even have to wait for 3 minutes so... good luck! :D And let me know if it works!

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  8. Oooh I like, I like!! I've tried this technique before and it was so frustrating.. Finally I got a little bit of print on my nails. I love your dandelion!!

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    1. :D YAY! Thanks Gosia! My print was also uneven so... I added some stamping. Maybe that's the way to go? ;)

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  9. This looks so pretty! I love everything about your mani!

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  10. Another technique I've never tried. Nail art: Epic Success!!!! Texting: Epic Fail! LOL

    These are fabulous!! And I love the stamping you did! Fabulous!

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    1. Haha, I know, what a fail...
      Thank you, Dionne! You should give it a go too ;D

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  11. I love the dandelion stamp! Yeah, I found that almond extract worked better than rubbing alcohol for me :)

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    1. Thank you! :D Almond extract... like almond oil? I would have never thought of using that, but it may be the answer to a full "decal"? I take note!

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  12. Adorable.. I love this. I have done newspaper before and found it easy but I have been meaning to do something with the dandelion so... I LOVE this.

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    1. Thank you ^^ Give a go to the dandelion... It looks darn good if I may say so myself!

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  13. I have yet to try this technique, you did an amazing job! I love the dandelion!

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  14. I love it!!!! Theres like a vintage feel too it! So pretty and i love the base color!

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  15. Gorgeous manicure! Love the combination of newspaper and stamping :)

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    1. Thank you Natalie! After the newspaper I felt like something was missing so... Nailz Craze plate and all solved! :p

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  16. Lol! I love the result, actually! I know it's not quite what you wanted when you started, but the faded newspaper looks fantastic with the flower. Definitely artsy and beautiful! :D

    ~ Yun

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    1. Thank yoy, Yun! I would have wanted a full translation of the print on my nails, but I made it work after all with the stamping, and I really loved the effect after all !

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  17. LOLOLOLOL. You kill me about the phone call and the airport. LOLOL. Well, it was a pretty picture! What's to worry? :)

    I love what you did here: combining the newsprint with the stamping is brilliant. I'm also cheering on your political sentiment!

    Just gorgeous, M!

    PS. Thank you for the kind mention. :) <3

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    1. :) Thanks for everything, Lisa! And you're more than welcome, I give credit where it is due!

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  18. Sooo pretty! *o* Love the base color too <3

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  19. This looks gorgeous! I love that you did the print over a blue base and that accent is too cute ^^

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  20. I love your manicure! I've tried newspaper nails once but couldn't get them to work. I like that you chose a specific article to use, too! And the dandelion is adorable :)

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    1. Thank you ;D Well you know, I prefer to have nice than silly words on my nails!

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  21. I have never tried newsprint nails, but they are so cute! I love dandelions too. :)

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  22. These look really beautiful! Love the effects together =)

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  23. I've never tried newsprint nails, but seeing this makes me really want to! Love the color, love the design, well done!

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    1. Thanks a lot! :D It's a bit of a mess trying to find what to transfer the letters with but once you've found that... it's a breeze!

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  24. I love love lov this mani! From the color to the design..everything is so beautiful. Girl, you're really getting better and better with your nail art *__*

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  25. Hehe, loving the arty side of you! Great job on this nail look! Love how you placed the dandelions! I've never tried this technique before as well. I guess it got lost in my pile of "to-do list" =P Thanks for reviving the interest! ♥

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    1. ^^ Thank you! I can't wait to see your own take at it!

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  26. This is so great!! And don't feel bad my blogs been up for almost a year and I haven't tried newspaper nails yet either ;) lol! But this looks so freaking pretty lady!! :)

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  27. Great minds think alike, uh? I also started out with newsprint nails but same as you I failed at the beginning. Anyway I got discouraged while you started all over. I love the end look with the soft newsprint and the dandelion!!!!!

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    1. Awww I am sorry you failed... I reckon it tricky! Thank you, Simona!

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  28. Oh WHY didn't I think of this one? Here's a technique I've never tried that wouldn't have been such a PAIN in my ARSE! ^_^ They're gorgeous, too. :)

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    1. Hahaha, I am sure you'll think of it next time ;) Thank you, Iroshi!

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  29. Wow! I really love the mix of techniques that you used for this mani - it is beyond gorgeous! :) great idea with the nail tolerance!

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  30. I think this turned out great! Plain water you say. I have to try that.

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  31. This turned out fantastic...I just love the technique. Once I saw the tutorial, I was hooked. I really like how the print isn't really bold on the nail, and the dandelion stands out against it all beautifully. Thumbs up from me!

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