Mani-Monday: saran wrap nail art


Another week means another try at something pretty.  Mani-Monday isn't just about polishing your nails, its about taking time out of your day to do something small for yourself.  Paint your own nails, browse some polish inspiration online, go get a Pedi with a girlfriend or paint your daughters toes.. Bring some color into your life & have fun being a girl.

One of my favorite paper designers is Heidi Swapp, so it was only fitting to be inspired by her Sugar Chic Beautiful collection for my nails.  I'm not good at actual nail art drawing so the next best thing- Saran Wrap.
For this project you will want-

Nail Polish Colors 3-5 choices
Saran Wrap (the tutorials I've seen say to just crumple up in a wad...yep. wad)
Covered work area 
Top coat & stuff to clean around your nail (polish remover & qtip)
-Apply base coat - i used gold so it added a shimmer peekaboo 
-Dab your saran wrap into darkest color 
-Remove any access by blotting on paper 
(I would advice against using paper towel because of the fibers) 
-Tap onto nail in desired effect - I tapped each nail 2-3x



Repeat the steps above for as many nails as you want this on. It will be messy, but thats the fun artsy part.  Allow to dry a bit then apply a top coat and clean the excess off the sides of your nail beds.  Bam- pretty nails!



NOW ITS YOUR TURN!

The link up Heather & I host is open Monday-Friday and we would love to invite you to join in.  If you don't have a post ready (or don't blog) use hashtag #maniparty on twitter or instagram to join in on the fun or post a photo on facebook and tag either of us!

Each week we choose a favorite from the links ups and this week I wanted to pick something nail polish related, because I just loved the idea so much.  This post by Unwritten showed you how to add a little pretty to your keys, this is perfect to find your keys in a hurry or buy popping a key on a necklace for a quick accessory!


Mani-Monday
Tip Junkie handmade projects

19 comments:

  1. What a clever idea...saran wrap, who would have thunk?!
    Lish @ Imprintalish

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    1. i found it somewhere else they did saran wrap, sponges and erases and they all had different outcomes!

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  2. Your nails look beautiful, all the different colours peeking through is such a brilliant effect!
    xox

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  3. Those look fabulous!

    Hope you have a great week! Drop by nichollvincent.blogspot.com and say hello!

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  4. Participating in the GFC Blog Hop for the first time! I'm your newest follower. :)

    Kristina
    http://www.yomichaelmichael.com

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  5. Those look so pretty. I love they. Not sure I can be patient enough to do them on myself!

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  6. You are so clever! I would never have thought of this, but it sure looks amazing.

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    1. ive seen it done before, i just dont have an exact source where.. people use the saran wrap or sponges.. so easy!

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  7. Oh, I LOVE THIS. Can't wait to try it!

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  8. Very cute! Don't know if I have it in me to get that bold though!?!?

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  9. Very cute! How'd you get the flowers thing to cover the top of your blog?

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  10. Excess not access, sorry it's the school teacher in me, but they mean completely different things.

    Cute manicure though ;)

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    1. thanks for looking out, honest mistake.

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  11. I love this look, it looks amazing and you can tell that a lot of hard work has gone into it!

    Lauren,
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  12. I am not really sure how the link up works. I am always creating new nail art. My latest is Zipper Nail Art and I love it.

    You can see it on Polishpedia.

    Sincerely,

    ~Jocelyn (Nail Artist @ Polishpedia)

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    1. Jocelyn the zipper art is bad ass! I love that you linked up =) I hope you join us here weekly because your nails are inspiring!

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