Nice to meet all of you!
My first tutorial is a SUPER simple project so I only have a pic of the finished product.
Lets hope this gets you all inspired, and if you try it please let me know because I'd love to see it!
Glass "Beads" with a Flat back. (you know..the ones you use with flowers/pants) The ones I used where slightly Pink with a rainbow-ish shine.
Or any varnish of your choice
Please test beforehand that it dries completely transparent and that it isnt so strong that it dissolves paper.
Any will do, just as long as they are small enough to be glued to the back of the beads.
Paper With cute pictures you can use.
Hobby knife (Optional)
Start with cutting out the pictures you are gonna use. The paper I used was the paper back of a stickersheet. I would have thrown it away if I didn't find out I could use it like this instead
I didn't worry much about the shape at this point, because I'm gonna go over the edges with the hobby knife later. Although you could skip that and just put more effort in this step
Dispense some glue on some paper and take out your toothpick. Using your toothpick spread a thin layer of glue on the back of your bead and glue your picture to it. Press slightly to avoid airbubbles.
When you have glued all, let them completely dry.
When mine dried I used my hobby knife to peel off what was sticking out. This is the step you can skip if you cut them carefully before. Although I think this is much easier though, just put it in an angle and peel like you would an apple .
Then I used my Clear nailpolish to seal off all edges and the back of the picture.
Add the magnets to the back! and taa-daa you are done!!
Can you believe it?
I also got a cold/flue, that was pretty bad yesterday and got a lot worse today. Although I can't really complain right now since it is kinda nice to really not be able to do anything but stay in bed all day.
I've been youtubing a lot of "Whose Line Is It Anyway?"I loved that show. Colin & Ryan FTW.
But I want to apologize to my family and friends for being absent lately.
I've been working a lot, stressing out about this and that and doing my best supporting my friend that recently recieved some really bad news.
Thinking about you always, good luck tomorrow
friend Jenny came to visit me on friday, and
she stayed over until saturday.
We just pretty recently re-connected, after I
don't know how many years!
Seems we have a lot of similar hobbies
nowadays (a contrast to when we where kids
So my firday/saturday was filled with crafting,
old photos and watching & talking about 80's
Thank you for an awesome time Jenny!
This is us as kids btw! (I'm the blondie)
After Jenny left, Andreas' (and my) friend
James stopped by, for an evening filled
with yuicy gossip, plenty of drinks and
yummy korean bbq ribs.
It was filled with nail stuff and loads of yummy
I got so many things, but I'll share just a few
I got a set of custom made nailtips, they are
gorgeous & perfect!!
and just look at her modified bearbrick!
it's soo cute
I think I'll put it on my black psp..it will fit
Of all the candies I got this was by far my
favourite..I could eat it forever
Marshmallows with strawberry filling.
the packaging is super cute too!
Thats enough "play" for today, I better get back
to work. Hope you all have a good day~
Thank you again Aya!
phew, writing japanese is hard ^^; hope I did not
make too many mistakes in this post...
slowly I am I think. this is my latest
design...too bad hologram glitters don't show
up well in photos
I tried to take some pics of my other hand too,
but they all turned out super blurry.
(it's hard to take pics with my left hand!)
Nailart is soo much fun
of days but now it seems fine again. Sorry about
Wow this week has just been totally exhausting
....don't believe me?
Well, first of its been a week holiday for kids in
school here in sweden, which usually means I'm
travelling around to libraries and other things
having artclasses/mangaclasses. Don't get me
wrong, I LOVE doing it!
The kids are always wonderful, talented and so
eager to learn!
But rewarding as it is, It's also very exhausting
work, being very intense.
I usually get really sick afterwards, happened
this time too...
it's no wonder really, being in contact with
hundreds of kids in a supershort time. This
time I got a really high fever and swollen throat
& ears, it passed really quickly though so I'm
feeling better already.
Something that made this week a "bit" more
exhausting than usual was that on tuesday
Andreas got food poisoning
All from eating a cheeseburger at McDonalds.
So Ive been looking after him when I wasn't
working. I've never seen him so sick before!
Andreas and I will take it easy for a while.
Hopefully it means I'll get a lot of drawing