Tuesday, 18 September 2012

Playing with fire!

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

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  1. These are awesome! I love this idea, I'm going to have to try this some day =)

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    1. I love the flames - my next attempt will include a-england Perceval and Holy Grail as the red and gold will stand out more. I found it easier to do it on plastic as I was able to do about 15 and pick the better ones to apply, much easier than keep having to clean off and start over if I made a mistake.

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  2. Wonderful post dear :)

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  3. I do my water marbles like this, and it tends to go really well.

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    1. Thanks, I'm going to try it again using the black but with "alternative" coloured flames, maybe some neons?

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  4. These look amazing hun! :)

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  5. This is a very clever trick may have to try it :D

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    1. The good old asda freezer bags have been very useful of late! I sometimes splodge difficult polishes (ones that take ages to dry or need lots of layers) on to them and allow it to dry then trim into shape for things like v-gap manis. When polish is dry it just peels off so easily!

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    1. I now need to figure out what other colours I could make this work on, like the flame designs on muscle cars! Pimp my nails rather than my ride!

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