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shellibelli
« on: August 03, 2011 11:14:02 AM »

i have tons of nail polish and wonder what other ways i can use it than painting nails.
but specifically crafty ways? not so much...repairing stockings preventing rust stuff
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« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2011 06:17:47 PM »

I use it to paint beads for necklaces and such--so pretty!

You could also use it to pain other small objects like buttons or other embellishments
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« Reply #2 on: August 04, 2011 09:15:52 PM »

I've started using nail polish as a paint more than on my nails. And using colors and the crackle finish that would never go on my nails.  I've used it on paper, wood, plastic. Marbling with it is a lot of fun too!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2011 02:43:43 PM »

Wow! I was wondering exactly the same!!!
How can you marble with nail polish mun?
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2011 05:44:32 PM »

I found a tutorial on YouTube. Basically, you drop nail polish onto a bowl of water, alternating colors. The polish should float on top of the water once you figure out the right amount and height. You then alternate different colors of polish and drag a tooth pick though the polish to make the marbling. Once that's done, you carefully dip in whatever object you want marbled.   Check out the videos cause it's a lot easier than thus makes it sound.

OH!  Most of the videos are for marbling nails, but the same technique works for other objects. I've dropped in small Inchies and loved the backgrounds I got
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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2011 04:07:02 AM »

great! thanks a lot!
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2011 12:32:06 PM »

It's great for painting ceramic, mirror and glass for all sorts of crafts, from jewellery and magnets to pictures, frames and more!
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« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2011 01:16:18 AM »

I use clear nail polish to make small repairs when a figurine gets broken.  You have to let it dry a little and then prop it or hold it, but it holds pretty well.
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