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1  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / DIY Halloween Blood Splatter Nails on: October 18, 2014 06:39:59 AM
 I decided to get a little bit in the Halloween spirit with DIY Halloween Blood Splatter Nails. Its a really easy but messy Nailart tutorial.

What youll need:

  • Red Nailpolish
  • White Nailpolish
  • Top Coat
  • slim straw
  • surface that can get dirty
  • Q-tip
  • Nailpolish remover

First you need to paint your nails white and let dry. I did two coats.

Now the messy part starts. You can use tape to cover the skin around your nails. Wrap it around the finger just under the cuticle. Taping could make the cleanup much easier. But well I was lazy and just cleaned it up with a Q-Tip.

Now you need the red nailpolish and the straw. Try to pick a really skinny straw. It will make it easier to control the splatters that way.

As to the nailpolish you will use a lot of it so dont use your favorite or most expensive one. It would be just a waste. The O.P.I. polish I used was a little too thick so I mixed it with a little bit of nailpolish remover to thin it out.

I used some clear plastik cover to put the nailpolish on. You can use whatever disposable surface you prefer. Just make sure you work on a surface that is easy to clean afterwards.

Place a little dot of the polish on the surface and dip the straw into it. With your nail above the surface, place the straw about 2 inches away from your nail. Make sure a film is covering the entire end of the straw. You have to act quickly before the nailpolish drops or dries. Use a quick breath to blow the polish onto your nail.

Sometimes too much red got onto my nail. So I just cut a piece off of the straw and dipped it into some white nailpolish and blew it over the nail again to even things out a bit.

This is what I ended up with. I probably should have used tape but oh well

I used 4 Q-Tips to clean up the mess. It wasnt as hard to remove as I expected first. I was done in about 10 Minutes. And you're done!
2  Archive of Past Craftster Challenge Entries / CHALLENGE 66 ENTRIES / Ocean inspired on: September 08, 2011 07:07:27 AM
I'm originally from Germany and live now since a year in the US at the East coast.
I love it. I collect every thriftwood I can find. This is my first attempt on a piece. I made a frame out of the wood and glued shells and scrapbook elements on it.
I really like how it turned out.  Smiley
Unfortunately I cannot find my cable to plug my good camera in so I made the pics with my Iphone :-/

3  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / American Girl Doll Outfit made out of an old pair of boots on: June 14, 2011 12:01:04 PM
I'm not so shure if it belongs in this category.

This morning I needed to clean up and I came across an old pair of red boots like these:

They had leeks so I couldn't wear them anymore but I still wanted to recycle. So My Babysitter Girl has an American Girl Doll and I thought it would make a great Outfit.
So this is what we came up with. She's 5. And she loves her designer outfit  Wink
4  JEWELRY AND TRINKETS / Trinkets and Jewelry: Completed Projects: General / Feather Earrings on: May 12, 2011 06:00:55 PM
Hi guys Smiley
I was working on some Feather extensions and had a lot of leftover feathers from this project: https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=380336.msg4499353#msg4499353 , so I decided to make myself a pair of earrings Smiley

Thanks for looking Smiley
5  BATH AND BEAUTY / Bath and Beauty: Completed Projects / Feather hair extensions DIY now with TUTORIAL on: May 12, 2011 05:52:42 PM
Hi everybody,
as you may have noticed one of the hottest summer trends are feather extensions.
I'm an Aupair here in the States. I cannot afford these expensive extensions in a Salon so I thought there must be a way to do it myself.
I looked up what this feathers are made of and I found out that it's a flyfishing supply. So I went in a Store and bought natural rooster Feathers for about 25 bucks. Than all I needed was crimp beads: ordered over amazon for about 11 bucks. I watched some of the youtube tuts about how to get it in you hair.
This is what I ended up with and I love it! I get a lot of compliments for it! Smiley
Picture is not the best but it's enough to show you the effect.

This is what I used:

6  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Peacock sketch on: February 04, 2011 11:33:52 AM
I like the way it turned out. I'm thinking about a colored version now.
7  TOYS, DOLLS AND PLAYTHINGS / Toys, Dolls and Playthings: Completed Projects / Meet Howard! on: February 04, 2011 10:56:51 AM
Tried the first time to work with fabric glue and since I'm kinda addicted to owls, I decided to create Howard.
I'm really pleased how he turned out. And it was a quick project too. 45 min Smiley Nice if you feel crafty but don't have a lot of time.
And since I work as an Aupair at the moment, also a fun project for kids.
8  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Graveyard on: November 18, 2010 05:50:18 PM
I moved to America almost 2 month ago to work as an AuPair. I live in Westport,CT now.
I'm addicted to everything spooky so it was clear that I had to take some Graveyard pics. And here you go Smiley

Thanks for looking!
9  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / Robots and an Alien :-) on: August 22, 2010 02:36:12 AM
So this is probably my last post in the next time cause Im moving to America beeing an AuPair  Cheesy Grin Grin
This was my last chance to present you my resent arts.
The Alien is inspired my a knothole in a door that looked similar cO. Sounds weird but that was my inspiration.^^
I really like the robot couple. Its one of my fav projects of me at the moment :-)

Theyre mixed watercolor, arcyl and permanent marker.
I like the mess in the backround. This is how it looks when Im working on pieces^^
10  MORE ART, LESS CRAFT / More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works / CSI: Fairytale Forest on: August 20, 2010 09:35:26 AM
This was my project for my final examintaion as a professional photographer. I decided to combine my love for crime and Fairytales^^
I would love to know if you can see what Fairytales I used :-)
To get a look on bigger Images go to my website:
Just scroll down ^^

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