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Sarah Hurley 365 Inspiration-Butterfly Nail Art!

Good morning everyone, hope you are well :-) I am here with one of my favourite discoveries mixing my craftiness with my love of nail art using Serif software, Sarah's Curio kit and some Inkjet Water-slide printer paper. I love nail art and have used water transfers before so I wondered if I could work out how to do my own and this is the result, I am very pleased :-) I used Serif software to play with sizing of the butterflies, and printed onto plain paper to test as the water-slide paper costs a lot more so you have to be ready to print without wasting it! Once I had my sizing right I printed onto the water-slide paper. I then varnished twice with acrylic varnish to make sure the ink wouldnt run when I placed the transfers in the water ready to apply. I left for 24 hours to dry. Then painted my nails a block colour which suited the transfer and did two coats. I had a shallow container with warm water and sorted the transfers into two size piles (I had four large, and six smaller) so I didnt mix them up by accident. I then put the large transfers in the water for 30 seconds, and used a top coat to make the nail surface tacky so it would cling to the nail. I followed this for all ten nails, and then painted a thick layer of top coat over the transfers. Then I added white polka dots with a nail art pen. Lastly I added another layer of top coat. All done!

I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Thank you for looking and for all your lovely comments :-)

Comments

  1. Your nails look amazing, you are clever. Tinaxx

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  2. Very clever, they look fab, What time do you want me round for my nails..lol

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  3. Fabulous nails, would you like to come and do mine? Just hopping by.

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  4. Oh I love them and the butterflies especially. I have a nail art tool but not very good with it so gave up, lol xxx

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  5. Ohhhhh very pretty!!! and clever as well...Just popped over from DC blog hop. Sharon x

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  6. I love them! So much patience.
    Steph xx
    http://onedailythought.blogspot.com/

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  7. WOW fabulous,love the colour
    just hopped over from DC
    Lorna xx

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  8. Love your nail art - so pretty!!
    xx

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  9. sounds like a lot of work but beautiful result is well worth the effort-very artistic and love the colour
    carol x

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  10. Elaine, these are great. Well done! Love this polka dots! Maddy x

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  11. WOW! Fabulous Elaine, really gorgeous.
    Wendy xx

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  12. Great nail art...love the colour...Joolsx

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  13. Great Altered Art project you've got there Elaine - it's so super when we can use our crafty bits n more than just paper.

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  14. My goodness Elaine, they are gorgeous. You have made a wonderful job of your nails and thank you for describing the process... I know I wouldn't have the talent or patience to do this on my nails but love the way you've decorated yours.

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  15. This is sooo awesome. I really like the butterflies and the polka dots are so fun. :D
    Deborah

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Thank you for your lovely comments, I really appreciate them all :-) Elaine-xxx-

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