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The options are limitless when you can print your own nail tattoos
This design is created using print at home temporary tattoo paper. This paper comes as two sheets, where you print your design on one sheet, then peel off a clear backing on the second sheet and place it on top of the printed sheet to seal the design in.

Posted by More Nail Polish from Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia • Published See More Nail Polish's 7 projects »
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  • How to paint an animal nail. Temporary Tattoo Paper For Nail Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Find some images you want to have on your nails and print them on a sheet of temporary tattoo paper.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Temporary Tattoo Paper For Nail Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    For this tutorial, I' m just going to do some small butterflies. In the above design, I used the large butterflies, cut in half with partial wing designs on each finger, as well as the accent nail which was the collection of little butterflies.

    I will be applying the purple butterfly to my thumb, and then applying the red and green butterflies, cut in half on each of the other nails in the video below.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Temporary Tattoo Paper For Nail Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Start off with you base colour. I used a layer of Orly Bonder base coat and two coats of Layla Mercury Twilight on all nails.

    Here is the little butterfly that I printed and put together using the temporary tattoo paper. Trim it closely around the design, but it doesn't have to be perfect.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Temporary Tattoo Paper For Nail Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Peel off the plastic covering to expose the sticky side of the tattoo.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Temporary Tattoo Paper For Nail Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Stick that image straight onto your nail. Make sure you place it correctly, because you wont be able to move it around like a water decal. It is just like sticking down a sticker. Press it firmly and rub it outwards gently to ensure there are no creases.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Temporary Tattoo Paper For Nail Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use a cotton ball or wipe and dip it in some water. Hold the water against the nail for 10-20 seconds.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Temporary Tattoo Paper For Nail Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    The piece of paper will now just slide off.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Temporary Tattoo Paper For Nail Art - Step 8
    Step 8

    Now your design has been transferred. You can clean up any parts of the tattoo that overhang your nail edge or at your cuticle with a bit of polish remover (or trim with scissors).

  • How to paint an animal nail. Temporary Tattoo Paper For Nail Art - Step 9
    Step 9

    Apply top coat to your design to seal it in.

  • How to paint an animal nail. Temporary Tattoo Paper For Nail Art - Step 10
    Step 10

    The best finish is achieved when the temporary tattoo paper is cut to fit the shape of the nail.

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CO + K User

So smart!!!
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Thera Joyce
Thera Joyce · Chandler, Arizona, US · 57 projects
These are so clever! Great job! Happy
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