Tuesday, 8 September 2015

31 Day Challenge - metallic

I knew I wanted to do foils for today, and I decided to challenge myself and do some foil stamping! So I painted my nails gold, got my purple foil out, stamped my nails aaaand - nothing. It would not transfer. :'( 

I tried changing stamping polish, making a decal, nothing. And then I changed to a silver foil and bam, instant success. Lesson learned: purple foil from kmart should be avoided. (I think I got my silver foil from eBay.)

After all that, it was a pretty straightforward process. I painted my nails navy with Kester Black's Periwinkle, stamped a chevron design on using silver konad polish, and pressed the nail foil onto the still-damp stamping design to transfer it. Really pleased with how it turned out in the end!

This silver foil has holographic highlights - here's an out of focus shot to show it off!

And here you can see the foil after the pattern has transferred.


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    1. Thanks! Definitely going to do some more foil stamping.

  2. Ooh, very funky - like a finger disco! The foil transfer came out really crisply too.

    1. Thanks! Yeah it's got the disco sparkle! I was very pleased at how crisply it came out.

  3. I love the chevron pattern with the transfer foil. Great job.
    hug Angelina

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  5. great idea! I like the final look so much <3