About this project
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Time
Time:1h30
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So so
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Nail PaintingNail Painting

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Cambridgeshire, England, GB
2007
Shell Butterfly Pendants
Gold Butterfly Foil Nails
French Manicure with Diamantes
Explosive Fireworks Nails
A simple and stylish set of nails!

The project is simple and fairly quick, but looks so much more complex thanks to the foils!

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Instructions

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 1
    Step 1

    Paint 2-3 coats of your base colour. Choose one that matches a small detail on your foil. The outlines of the flowers/butterflies on the foil I am using are gold, therefore I have chosen a deep gold colour.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 2
    Step 2

    Wait to fully dry!!! And I mean fully dry!!! I leave the nails overnight to dry but thats easy to do as they are not attached to my fingers lol!

    Now take your foil adhesive, I would recommended a well-known one like Special FX.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint on an even coat of the adhesive on. Either all over or on half, its up to you! Make sure you don't use too much, or too little, do it quickly too, don't spend to much time faffing about over it as it starts to dry straight away!

    Most important you want an even coat!!!

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 4
    Step 4

    If you are doing this on your natural nails, I would recommended putting adhesive on all the fingernails of one hand. Doing the next few steps, then doing the other hand.

    If you are doing it on falsies, then do all 10/20 together. Prehaps just 10 at a time if you are starting out.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now, its should have that slight UV glow to it when its wet, this will show up better on darker colours than lighter.

    Now you play the waiting game, you will notice it is turning clear.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 6
    Step 6

    And soon it will be clear!!!!

    If your coats were uneven you will have clear nails with UV glowing blobs somewhere - not good!!

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 7
    Step 7

    Lightly tap your finger on the edge of nail. It should feel tacky but should not lift at all, stick to your finger, or leave much of a print. You should just be able to feels it pull slightly at your skin.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now place your foil 'wrong' side down, on the glue. If you can't see where you placed your glue, or remember, touch it lightly with your fingertip and you'll find it!!

    Now rub lightly over the nail, get round all the edges. If your glue is just right then the foil will start lifting on its own, if not just start to lift from one corner, the foil should come off on the nail not the other way round.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 9
    Step 9

    Once rubbed, lift off the foil and wallah!!

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 10
    Step 10

    Repeat on all your nails.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now with a nail art pen just draw a line down the edge of the foil just to make it nice and crisp.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 12
    Step 12

    Now with your nail art pen, dot, dot, dot about 1mm apart next to your line (but not touching obviously).

  • How to paint an animal nail. Gold Butterfly Foil Nails - Step 13
    Step 13

    Cover with a coat of clear and your done!!!

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Comments

Ashli B.
Ashli B. · 1 project
Wow this is great!
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Ryden
Ryden · 28 projects
These are freaking great!! I love the foil -- soo neat!! Can you do this on natural nails too?
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Casanova
Casanova · St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, CA · 2 projects
I love these, they're beautiful.
I've never seen a foil before, so it was interesting
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George B.
George B. · Cambridgeshire, England, GB · 7 projects
Yes it is, there are many of them about just have a look for 'nail foil' in Ebay, thats were I get all mine from!





Wallah :-D
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nouk
nouk · 15 projects
Looks cool

Is it special foil only for nails?
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1369 projects
I think you should keep saying wallah, it's quirky! It can be your 'thing' - wallah!
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George B.
George B. · Cambridgeshire, England, GB · 7 projects
Thank you christine, myam and roma!!

So thats how its spelt!!! Whoops! I've just spelt it as it sounds lol!
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Myam
Myam · Cebu City, Central Visayas, PH · 18 projects
ohh nifty!
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Courtney Couture
Courtney Couture · Keller, Texas, US · 20 projects
those are amazing!!
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Roma
Roma · 19 projects
These are really nice! I also love that you say 'wallah' instead of 'voila' it always cracks me up!
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