Friday, 16 July 2010

How to use Fimo Canes: Sweet VS. Bad nail tutorial

So today I'm going to show two things: How I cut the Fimo Canes (the ones I showed everyone in an earlier post here) and the first 'design' I came up with. My sister joined the fun as usual, so in the end we had two very different designs. Mine is inspired by all sweet and cute things and hers by (hold yourself tight) twilight...but let's get started!

So I use 3 things: tweezers, a sharp knife and an old picture frame (you want the glass part to cut on). You can use different things, but most important are the sharp knife and a flat, hard surface to work on. I only use the tweezers because I'm super clumsy and would like to keep my fingers intact :P

I've watched a couple of videos on YouTube to get an idea how to cut the canes, but in the end I just did it my own way. Take a cane you don't like that much to practice with, and after a few slices you will find a way that works for you.

The canes won't deform that easily (they are pretty much like rubber) and eventually you'll pick up a rhythm which makes it really fun to do.

Now it's time to get a little creative!

Bad or Sweet, we start out with a base coat.

For the sweet version, go for a nice pink shade (this just reminds me of strawberry icecream, but you could go for an other light shade as well, like a yellow or brown colour). If you want to go dark, pick a nice black.

Then it's time for some glitter, now the sweet girls have some sugar and the bad girls can honour sparkling vampires ;)

This is an extra step for the Sweeties, I needed a stick for my Lollipop so I just used a sticker. If you have one, you could use a nail art pen as well. (Even paper would work).

Now you can grab your topcoat and pick the slices of Fimo you want to use, I suggest doing one nail at the time because you need to work fast. (Especially if you use a fast drying topcoat like me).

Next, you apply your topcoat and place the Fimo Canes onto your nails. Press them a little so they'll stick to your nail as best as they can.

To give your nails extra protection, apply a layer of topcoat on top of everything. This should be enough to secure the slices of Fimo Canes. I think I did my nails 8-9 hours ago and everything is still in place :)

Here are a couple more pictures of my design:

Fun, easy and definitely cute! I really like playing around with Fimo Canes. I'm not really good with stamping or painting my nails perfectly, so this is great if you just want something that looks awesome but takes little effort. It's also super cheap, like I told everyone in my other post about these canes ;)

I hope this was fun to read! I'm going on a little trip tomorrow so I wanted to keep everyone busy :P I'm going to shop and dazzle everyone with my nails, but I'll be back on Sunday :)

30 comments:

Stephine said...

These are awesome! I've seen them in quite a few posts, but I never really comprehended how to use them or how cute they would be!

VenusInVirgo said...

aaah! thats how it's done~! thanks for the tutorial! I can't wait to get my set.I'll post photos after i do that journal craft i was telling you about on twitter
have a great weekend :)

TIPS ON NAILS said...

very cool!

Serena said...

Very cute! I might have to try this out. How does it feel on your nails?

Kimberly said...

I've seen the canes but didn't know what to do next. Great tut and the designs are beautiful.

ning * star said...

so cute!

Bailey said...

cute! I have never used fimo canes, but I may have to now!

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Agnes said...

VenusInVirgo: I can't wait to see the pictures! ;)

Serena: You don't feel them at all, it doesn't give the nails a heavy feeling :) It has been on my nails for 3 days now and I did all sorts of things (cooking, doing the dishes, playing with the dogs etc.) so their 'staying power' impressed me as well :)

kathyeffingjacobs said...

So awesome! Thanks for the tute - I am totally going to buy some Fimo canes on ebay and have some sweet, sweet nails. :D Yours are adorably sweet! Like the stuff I see in Japanese fashion mag's nail spreads at the salon.

Jodiekins said...

These look amazing! I've just ordered myself some fimo sticks and can't wait to starting playing with them!

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Have you ever tried using animal print fimo? I just got some in the mail yesterday and I'm kinda swamped as how to use it lol

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