I've been playing with fire! I saw a great tutorial here showing how to dry drag a fire effect and decided to give it a go.
I have previously tried dry drag and failed miserably, so I decided to attempt this on a plastic freezer bag and then peel the finished article off to apply to my nails.
There were left over flames!
To create these I used a-england Camelot for the black background, added a stripe of Red-ical Gypsy by Color Club from the Back to Boho collection, a stripe of China Glaze Harvest Moon and a dot of yellow polish which I got free with Cosmo mag a while a go. I then used the thinnest pointiest dotting tool to drag the flames. I found myself wanting to be uniform and had to remind myself flames are not even!
To apply these to my nails I let the polish dry on the plastic (I'd left it about 6 hours) then the flames were ready to go and easily peeled off. I went nail by nail applying a layer of Camelot, then pressing the flame onto it, again I used the pointiest of my dotting tools to press the polish "transfer" onto my nail right up to the edges. Once I'd applied them all I did have to trim some overhang back, then added a layer of Seche and used the dotting tool to remove any remaining overhang.
The pictures above were taken after 24 hours of wear. I really liked these and will definitely be trying this again, perhaps with different colours