Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Black butterfly nails


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Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk


This is what I made with my black butterfly modelling clay from KKCenterHk. As you see, I also stamped 3 flowers on my ring finger. And among the photos below, you will see a flower on my thumb too. As a base color for this nail art, I used Gosh #549 Holographic Hero.



Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk


Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk




Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk
I was already wearing Gosh: Holographic Hero with top coat, and stamped the flowers on with red stamping polish and pink polish (Gosh Bubblegum), and painted the center of the flowers yellow (with H&M Rising Sun). On my ring finger and thumb I did the stamping before I placed the butterflies, to get enough room for the stamper on my nail. I used the image below three times, but put polish only on the flower, not on the text.
Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk


I was so eager to place the butterflies, that I had already done that on the other nails... It was very quick and easy. But let's go back in time, and start at the beginning.
(For more photos, scroll down!)

Here is the bag of black butterfly modelling clay for nail decorations, that you saw I got from KKCenterHk in this post. I feel very lucky that I got three pieces, and not just one sample.
Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk
You need a sharp knife to cut the clay in as thin slices as you can. I prefer to use a scalpel.
Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk

And soon, you will see that you have enough for more than one manicure.

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk

Now that the butterflies are ready to use, you can sort them if you want. Because this was my first time to use this kind of clay, I choose to do the cutting some days before I made the nail art. Therefor I sorted the little butterflies, so that I packed the thinnest and most even slices in aluminium foil, and put everything back in the plastic bag. It's nice to have that bag for storage.

Then, when I had time for nail art, I had painted my nails the day before, and I could just get the three little bags I needed; the stamping plate, the aluminum packet, and the stamper and scraper, and a few more things:

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276 and SPPMB26 and stamper and scraper, from KKCenterHk
What I used to make the flowers:

stamping plate with flower images- I used N.NAIL SPPMB26 from KKCenterHk
stamper and scraper- (gift from KKCenterHk)
red stamping polish
pink stamping polish (I used a pink regular polish that had become too thick)
yellow sheer nail polish (for the center of the flowers, and used a sheer polish not to cover the image)
nail polish remover, cotton swabs (to clean the stamping equipment)


This is what you need to place the black butterflies:

base coat (to use as glue)
dotting tool (to pick up and place the butterflies)
tweezers (to press down after placing each butterfly)
thin slices of black butterfly modeling clay- I used N.Nail Black Butterfly Modelling Clay Nail Decorations (N.NAIL- DRN276) from KKCenterHk
top coat (will help as glue)

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk



How to place the butterflies: 

What I did first was to put the butterflies where I wanted them, and move them around to see what would look beautiful.
*Just use the brush to put a little base coat where you want one butterfly to be.
*Dip the end of the dotting tool in the wet pool of base coat, touch a butterfly, and it will stick to the dotting tool so that you can put it on the right spot. You have time to move it a little if you need to do that.
*Use the tips of the tweezers to press on both sides of the butterfly until the glue/ base coat dries. (I learned to use the tweezers like this from a tutorial by Cutenails. You can use your finger instead of tweezers, but it's easy to get wet polish on it.)
*After you have done that with all the butterflies, seal everything with top coat. If not, the butterflies will begin to loosen after a few hours. In that case, just put base coat under the edge, and press down again, and seal with top coat.
Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk


Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk


I was afraid of getting bubbles and to smear my stamped image, and have therefor also taken photos before applying top coat. I decided to use some of the first photos too, so some pictures are with and some are without top coat.

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk










Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk


Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk




How to remove the butterflies:

When I had used nail polish remover, the butterflies stayed on the nail:
Black butterfly nails, taking off N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk


But they came off immediately when I used my nail to bend them off:

Black butterfly nails,  how to remove N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk

I was surprised that only one got ruined and that they still felt soft. But I don't know if they can be used several times.
Black butterfly nails, used butterflies N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk


More photos of the finished manicure:
Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk


Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk
Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk

Black butterfly nails, N.NAIL- DRN276, from KKCenterHk



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I was surprised by how quick and easy it is to change a manicure using this kind of modelling clay. I love my little black butterflies, so I'm glad I have many left.

Lani

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