Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Artsy Wednesday: Leaves, or The Manicure that would not Photograph

I've been a big fan of using paper punches in nail art for a while.  In my Valentines manicure I used punches on tape to create a template, and in this manicure I've done something of the opposite; painted tape with nail polish and then used the punch to make a little nail decal I can stick right on my nail!

 I painted 2 coats of Zoya's Ivanka onto a strip of cellotape stretched across the lid of a Trader Joe's candy box, and let it dry thoroughly.  I then punched a whole bunch of leaves out of the tape using my paper punch I got at Michaels.  Stick 'em on your nail, topcoat away, and bam, insta-nail-art!

This manicure WOULD NOT PHOTOGRAPH WELL.  I think Ivanka was just too shiny/shimmery/beautiful to photograph properly, so this was the best I could get.  It doesn't show off the outlines of the leaves well, but I still endorse this method to get quick nail art.  Plus, it's fun, and if you're already a scrapbooker you now have multitaskers in your scrapbook supplies!

I'm really honored to be able to participate in Artsy Wednesday, and you should all DEFINITELY check out these other, very talented Artsy Wednesday participants.  


  1. LOL - I like your title - but I also love your mani, it looks great!

  2. i need that zoya base... such a good colour! xxx

  3. So cute! Love this, and great idea for diy decals. :D

  4. I love this idea! And I think it looks great in the photo - I expect it looks stunning in person :)