Hellooo I'm back with a tutorial as promised! boy have I had a lot of trouble upholding said promise!! it rained so hard today! We even had lightning and thunder (wtf july?!) I came back from work absolutely SOAKED, got all my boring chores done like a good girl -I got my groceries- dinner was on the way - the house was shiny -the nails were done - I was feeling smug ^_^ switched on the laptop to gets a bloggin for you guys and ...
Wheres my internets!!!
so then a rather loooong call to the internet people and ..
OMG the terrifying news that I have to wait till..?? (unknown date!) to have my darling internets returned to me..!!!
in the end my amazing genius of a boyfriend came home and went and paid the neighbors for their internet pass code (oh praise yee lovely neighbors - and boyfriend) so I was FINALLY back on track.. tutorial ahoy!
So without further delay here's how I (very simpley) created my Txt msg nails (and also the Mister mouse nails yesterday).
You will need to get some DRY TRANSFER LETTERING this is readily available in stationary shops and generally cheap (you can get many designs it's not just letters available but this is a cheap and common variety so a good starting place). This is not speciality transfers for nails it is just a regular stationary product. You will also need a cuticle stick (or something similar).
1. Begin by painting your base colour or design, I chose a mid tone candy pink.
2. When nails are completely dry (this is really important for the technique!) just place the sheet of transfers over your chosen nail, hold in place and rub the chosen transfer onto the nail. You can tell when it has rubbed off the sheet onto the nail because you will see it go lighter in colour so then you can tell it's safe to move the sheet.. you have to be gentle during this process but it's really easy and you'll soon get the hang of it!
Hope you like them - I'm really loving the finished look it's just so darn quick to do and simple as anything but totally effective! I can't stop thinking about all the different ways I can use the technique in other designs! Back soon (assuming there's no more crisis' with my connection!) xxx