Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Create Your Own Vinyl Nail Stickers with Tessa


Hello from Tessa Wise!  It's summer time and who doesn't love pretty nails in the summer!  All the fun, bright colored nail polish comes out along with some great designer embellishments.  I thought I'd experiment and see if I could create some of my own embellishments using SRM Vinyl and my Silhouette Cameo. 

I chose to work with the glossy metallic gold vinyl but any of the SRM vinyl
 would work for this.  I found a few simple designs in my Silhouette library and shrunk them down to less than half of an inch tall.  You can see the designs I chose and the size they are compared to the background grid:

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I set the machine up to cut my vinyl and sent it through.  Amazingly, my machine had no problem cutting such tiny designs!

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I peeled away the extra background vinyl leaving only the cut shapes on the backing.  Aren't they cute!

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I painted my nails in a pretty coral color and let them dry completely.  

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Then I simply lifted the stickers off with my picker tool, being careful not to touch the back of the vinyl with my fingers.

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I layed them down on my nails and pressed over them with my fingers so they were stuck down well.  With the zig zags, I cut the edges so they fit the width of my nails.

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I sealed them with a clear top coat and let them dry completely.  Once the top coat was dry, they were good to go!  The stickers lasted as long as my mani did and looked so pretty in the sunshine!

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I am so happy with how this little experiment turned out!  I'm going to try it again soon with tiny flowers! :)  Thanks for stopping by the SRM blog today! Now go check out all the arm Vinyl choices and plan your own nail party!


7 comments:

Diy Downloads said...

Que buen Tip!!! Gracias lo comparto

Annette Allen said...

now this is just too AWESOME..

Juliana Michaels said...

Super cool idea!!!

Ruby Craft said...

I don't wear nail polish but this makes me want to give it a try! Pretty cool!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is such a fun idea, LOVE!

Cindy Groh said...

So creative. How fun.

kaylabgrant said...

What cut settings did you use for these? Love!!