Saturday 17 August 2013

Oldie Worldy Nails

Old Fashioned Nail Art

Hey all I'm back again, and what a week I've had! Made my own Jelly nail polish using Alcohol Inks :) I wish I had a laptop, as there is only so much I can do on my phone. Tried sorting my polish out, so it was stored in an easier way, but then gave up!  Messed around with some other nail design, and have seen some Moyou Stamping plates, but bank balance is too low :( So maybe one day....
But back to today's design. I tried newspaper nails, and although it came out ok, I wanted an easier way of getting a print design. Saw and got a stamping plate a while back, with the words 'love and peace', was cheap and I had a design in mind using it. 

Newspaper nails.

I wanted to go for a different and antique look, and the words 'love and peace' fitted in perfectly. Choosing the nail polish to use was sort of easy, and I did two swatch nails to see which one I liked the best, with the same polishes. 

Barry M, Miss Sporty, Wet 'n' Wild and MUA
The Wet 'n' Wild is a pale shimmery beige, and this was my base colour. It took three coats to get a nice coverage. Then with a make up sponge, I used MUA in Mud Pie to dab random spots on each nails, to give an aged effect. I know now I should have taken a pic of this, but kids painting their bedroom, so I was up and down the stairs like a yo yo, and totally forgot! The two different ways I swatched this, was Barry M Dark Grey writing and Miss Sporty Dark Brown roses, then the other way round, so dark brown writing and grey roses. But the darker flowers were too harsh against the writing. 

Stamping plates D8 and QA7

Indoors with flash

Outside, no sun :(
Overall I'm pleased with how this came out. My hubby said looks like old Victorian paper, so I got the effect I was after :)

Love hearing from you guys, would like to know what you think?
Cheers for stopping by, and have a great weekend :)



  1. Very different and interesting. Good job

    Carrieanne x

  2. That's definitely different! I love the way it turned out :)

    1. Thanks, I'm pleased with it, looks better to the swatch I did :)

  3. Love these nails. I really love newspaper nails but it seems a lot of effort. I think it may be time I try stamping plates! M xx

    1. Thank you, and sorry for a late reply. I love the print designs and with this plate it was alot easier than newspaper x