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!
Do not forget to take a look at the other ladies' posts:
Haha! I love that you sent the picture to an airport instead! Did you get any reply from them?ResponderEliminar
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!
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 ;)Eliminar
Thank you for your sweet words :D
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!ResponderEliminar
^^ Thank you, Elin! Yay for more tolerance!Eliminar
Thank you, you can be proud of your plates girl!Eliminar
Oh this is just too gorgeous, the colour, the print, the stamping everything is perfect!!ResponderEliminar
^^ Thanks a LOT! :DEliminar
It turned out WONDERFUL!!! and now I keep wondering what the airport is going to do with it...ResponderEliminar
Did you ever get a reply?
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 :pEliminar
Your base color is gorgeous! Love how you combined the print with a stamp, it really sets this mani off. Great job!ResponderEliminar
Thank you! For Audrey is such a beautiful color..!Eliminar
teach my nails some tolerance! that's why I love reading your posts! :DResponderEliminar
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! ;)
^^ your comment made me blush, Mina! You should be ashamed of yourself, hahaha! (kidding!)Eliminar
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!
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!!ResponderEliminar
:D YAY! Thanks Gosia! My print was also uneven so... I added some stamping. Maybe that's the way to go? ;)Eliminar
This looks so pretty! I love everything about your mani!ResponderEliminar
Thanks a lot, Meredith!Eliminar
Another technique I've never tried. Nail art: Epic Success!!!! Texting: Epic Fail! LOLResponderEliminar
These are fabulous!! And I love the stamping you did! Fabulous!
Haha, I know, what a fail...Eliminar
Thank you, Dionne! You should give it a go too ;D
I love the dandelion stamp! Yeah, I found that almond extract worked better than rubbing alcohol for me :)ResponderEliminar
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!Eliminar
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.ResponderEliminar
Thank you ^^ Give a go to the dandelion... It looks darn good if I may say so myself!Eliminar
I have yet to try this technique, you did an amazing job! I love the dandelion!ResponderEliminar
:D Thank you Raquel!Eliminar
I love it!!!! Theres like a vintage feel too it! So pretty and i love the base color!ResponderEliminar
:D Thank you Diana!Eliminar
Gorgeous manicure! Love the combination of newspaper and stamping :)ResponderEliminar
Thank you Natalie! After the newspaper I felt like something was missing so... Nailz Craze plate and all solved! :pEliminar
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! :DResponderEliminar
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 !Eliminar
LOLOLOLOL. You kill me about the phone call and the airport. LOLOL. Well, it was a pretty picture! What's to worry? :)ResponderEliminar
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
:) Thanks for everything, Lisa! And you're more than welcome, I give credit where it is due!Eliminar
Sooo pretty! *o* Love the base color too <3ResponderEliminar
:D Thank you!Eliminar
This looks gorgeous! I love that you did the print over a blue base and that accent is too cute ^^ResponderEliminar
Thanks a lot Roxy! :DEliminar
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 :)ResponderEliminar
Thank you ;D Well you know, I prefer to have nice than silly words on my nails!Eliminar
I have never tried newsprint nails, but they are so cute! I love dandelions too. :)ResponderEliminar
^^ Thank you Cristina!Eliminar
These look really beautiful! Love the effects together =)ResponderEliminar
Many thanks! Me too :DEliminar
I've never tried newsprint nails, but seeing this makes me really want to! Love the color, love the design, well done!ResponderEliminar
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!Eliminar
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 *__*ResponderEliminar
Awwww thank you Anhy! I try! :DEliminar
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! ♥ResponderEliminar
^^ Thank you! I can't wait to see your own take at it!Eliminar
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!! :)ResponderEliminar
:D Thank you, Kristine!Eliminar
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!!!!!ResponderEliminar
Awww I am sorry you failed... I reckon it tricky! Thank you, Simona!Eliminar
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. :)ResponderEliminar
Hahaha, I am sure you'll think of it next time ;) Thank you, Iroshi!Eliminar
Wow! I really love the mix of techniques that you used for this mani - it is beyond gorgeous! :) great idea with the nail tolerance!ResponderEliminar
:D :D Thank you, Liz!!Eliminar
I think this turned out great! Plain water you say. I have to try that.ResponderEliminar
:D THank you!Eliminar
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!ResponderEliminar