Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Need a Hand/Nail model

Hey everyone!

I am looking for someone to model my nail designs. My nails are horrible :( You don't have to be in the same state as me.

What you need:

- All you need is a cutting machine (doesn't have to be a silhouette but it needs to be able to open SVG or DXF files)
- vinyl/blue scotch tape
- great nails/hands
- the ability to take great clean pictures
- punctual with sending pictures/ meet a deadline
- Be good at painting your nails :)
- this might be an ongoing thing so you need to consider that

What you will be asked to do:

- be my hand model for instructions and the final look for each of my nail designs.
- take nice, clean, clear pictures
- be on time with sending me pictures.

What do you get:

- all of the nail designs free
- 5 of my shapes from the silhouette library (your choice) per nail design template you use (5 for the stars pattern, 5 for the heart pattern etc.)

How it works:

- I will send you the nail design(s) as both a DXF file and a SVG
- you send me the instructions + final shot pictures
- I send you the 5 shapes for each nail design

Are you interested?:

- Email me a picture of your nails/ hand without nail polish and one with nail polish
- it would be nice to have other pictures showing what kind of look, color combos, designs you like (so I can see what you would do with my nail designs) These don't have to be pictures of your own nails. I just want to see your style and make sure we are a good fit.

Email the pictures to rivkasrenditions@yahoo.com. I will contact the person I choose privately. Please provide a good email address or even a phone number so I can reach you. Thank you everyone and I can't wait to hear from you!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

More Nail Designs

Hope everyone is having fun with these :) here are some more. Some tips:
- sometimes the vinyl leaves some residue- just use some rubbing alcohol before applying your final coat.
- do not glob on your nail polish....it takes forever to dry and when you peel off your template it just makes a hug mess. If you are inpatient like me I would suggest a quick dry nail polish.

You can purchase them at the silhouette store at http://www.silhouetteonlinestore.com/v2/viewPortfolio.aspx?artistId=2581. For instructions visit my blog at http://rivkasrenditions.blogspot.com/2012/08/nail-templates.html

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Nail Templates

Want some awesome nails but don't want to spend the time hand painting them. Well I have the thing for you!!! These are nail polish templates! So excited about this! Here are my first templates with hopefully more to come :)


Things to know before you start:

- You will need to use vinyl. It works so well and comes right off.
- Make sure your nail polish dries completely before you place your template on your nails or take it off.
- There are 13 different sizes that have a rounded side and then a more squared side for your toes.

Instructions:

- Start with clean nails.
- Cut out your design using silhouettes vinyl.
- Paint your nails with your base color(s) This is the color non white colors above just so you can see what your final look might look like.
- pick the best size to fit your nail. They should fit like a fake nail. The zig zag one is different. It has a border around it so make sure the inside part fits to the sides of your nails.
- place your design and smooth it over your nail. It's ok if it extends beyond the end of your nail. Make sure there are not edges sticking up.
- Paint your second coat (shown in white) over your entire nail. (you can mix it up by using multiple colors).
- Wait to dry then peel off the template slowly.
- Seal with a  clear coat to help it last longer.

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