Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Pretty and Polished

Hey friends! I'm back with a new tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers (SCS). This time, I'm cleaning out some of my beauty supplies. Can you guess?

Fingernail polish! Yes! I have some issues with nail polish, so I rarely wear it. I have some bottles that have been lonely in a dark closet. But the colors are so pretty, and the glitter is in a form I can live with - bunnehs do not look good in glitter!

So I created a new technique using nail polish, water, a stir stick, and plain cardstock. We've named this Nail Polish Marbling. Here are some finished panels awaiting turning into projects.

I also made you a little video to show you how I made these. I want to thank SCS for allowing me to share this technique - so please hop on over to the technique page and gallery. I'd be extra happy, like a chicken with a June bug, if you tried the technique and shared your work!

Here are my 2 finished projects. If these strong colored panels are frightening to you, just treat them like monsters and cut them up! Cut strips, paper piece, use your dies - when you do any of these actions, that paper can cover a full set of cards.

Beautiful You paper-pieced dress.

Hero Arts "smile" and SU! striped scallop die

Now, go play and have fun! It's only paper!

Ta for now,


  1. Oh for some play time!!! We have to go on a trip this weekend and we kist discovered that our hot weater heater has been leaking for some time. Our house is in chaos so I will have to wait until sometinme late next week but I can't wait to give this a try. I saw your video over at SCS this morning!! Your backgrounds are stunning and I just love the SU! stamp set you used. It's one of my favorites!!!

  2. Fabulous video. I love this technique. Problem is I only have a limited supply of polish. Growing up any color other than clear or pale pink and my dad would say "you look like a Jezebell" that stuck with me and I only have bought mostly subtle polish. I do however have some black and hold that I bought for craft projects. I will have to make something with those. Thank you for the time and effort you did in making this video.


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