I got everything in the below except the dotting tool and the polymer clay at one of the local Dollaramas. A buck a piece! Pretty good deal. :) (all prices are CAD):
The dotting tool was a $2.50 purchase at Michaels. Oh Michaels! How I wish I was full of dough so I could buy more of the WAY COOL stuff in your scrapbook/card making section and use it all for my nails. :P The stickers are fairly small and sticky, so I'm hopeful that they will work, especially the ones that don't have a lot of fine pointy bits. Oh well for a dollar each these two sheets were worth it just to try.
The polymer was the cheaper variety from Michaels as well. I am very curious about these Fimo logs and since I love a crafty project I want to start making my own unique ones. If I can generate enough interest I might even sell some (OR have a giveaway of my very own?), although Bundle Monster has a pretty sweet deal on them. :D
And these groovy little sticky rhinestone sets are probably meant for scrapbooking or something, but I think I could use them on my nails. They provide a bit of variation in size so I can combine them with the stones in the wheels I bought. They are on sale at Michaels for I think $1.50 but I was glad I passed them up, because I found them for 1$ a piece at Dollarama, and there were like a bazillion colours, plus several colours of pearls which you can see to the right. I only got two neutral ones. I made a real mess going through the rack! :P But I'm a tidy gal. I cleaned it all up.
last but not least I got a few more wheels for a dollar each. I can't tell ya how much I am in love with that store right now! OOOh RETAIL THERAPY !
FINALLY time for the mani.
I was inspired by Blue Tape and Nail Tips' ND6: Shooting Star (I just found her blog recently and I like it there!) so this was my mani project from a few days ago:
I used two coats of an olive green franken that has a wee bit of gold shimmer in it for the base. I didn't use tape as I wanted my shooting star tails to curve around my tips. It was a good excuse to break out the Art Deco and play. :)
I outlined where I wanted the tail of the shooting star to curve in the Art Deco fuchsia sparkle, then filled it in using my Sally Hansen X-Treme Wear Strobe Light. I finished it off with an iridescent star sticker (from above haul. Worked quite well, although I had a bit of trouble getting all the little tippie-bits to stick down) and a couple coats of Seche Vite.
Thanks Blue Tape & nail Tips for a lovely inspiration. Her Shooting stars are pretty full of awesome so you should definitely check them out!
Okay Okay I'm signing off! I'll be posting today's mani plus a pic of my first polymer clay project-- citrus fimo logs--either tonight or tomorrow morning!
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