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Topic: Washi/Duck Tape Decorated Toenails  (Read 8319 times)
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« on: August 08, 2013 04:41:24 PM »

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I tend to blame working at a keyboard all day for my poor penmanship, along with anything else that requires fine hand detail.  Thankfully I'm not a girly girl because no matter how hard I try, my polish jobs tend to be a bit sloppy unless I use stick-on decals.

So when my summer pedicure needed an update, I decided to experiment on my toenails and make my own decals using zebra duck tape and pink washi tape.

Using a sheet of decals as my pattern, I outlined the shapes/sizes and copied them onto the non-waxy side of Freezer Paper.  Since my toenails are short, I drew a line to cut the nail pattern in half.

I then laid the sticky side of the tape facing up and positioned each half of the nail pattern (waxy side) on either side of the tape so that the nail pattern extends over the tape.  This ensures the curved sections will be cut smoothly and the paper will act as a tag to separate the tape from the paper.

Once cut, the individual pieces are compared against the base of the toenail for the best fit.

After the tape is peeled from the freezer paper and placed on da piggies, the excess is trimmed and filed.  It seems the washi tape stays on longer with a coat of clear polish, whereas none is required for the duck tape version.     Thanks for looking Grin
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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2013 04:48:00 PM »

What a genius idea! Super cute and clever!

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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2013 05:33:57 PM »

Wow, such a great idea!  Love the pink and white especially. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2013 06:59:13 PM »


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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2013 09:59:30 PM »

I need to pin this so I remember next time to carry washi tape with me when my toe nailpolish is chipped, and I'm out in public.   Cheesy

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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2013 09:32:54 AM »

Such a clever idea and they look great.
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2013 09:58:49 AM »

Cute idea!

« Reply #7 on: August 12, 2013 11:12:40 PM »

Awesome idea! I love those little nail polish strips but they can be expensive. A great affordable idea! Thanks!

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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2013 08:22:23 AM »

What a great idea!

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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2013 07:44:31 AM »


I must tell my teen daughter about this!

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