I’ve had a Cricut machine for over 5 years and honestly never even approached the vinyl world of possibilities.
But now that I have I am excited to be finding all these amazing out of the box crafts and ideas to use with it!
I’m certainly not the first to think of this vinyl nail concept just take a look at a few inspiring designs I found on Pinterest!
Even use the vinyl as a means to an end to create a painted on design! How cool is that?!
Alright so it’s fairly easy in theory but does require some practice and patience. If you are someone who is use to doing their nails a lot this will probably come pretty easily to you.
You can of course use a Silhouette cameo instead of a Cricut.
Supplies you will need include vinyl of choice, nail polish color, top coat or gel coat for longer lasting nails.
First you will want to decide what design you want. I am doing mermaid scales on mine. (I’ll be providing this goodie for download on this Friday’s freebie)
1. Cut a piece of vinyl to size and place on your cutting mat.
2. Cut and weed your design
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3. Place the design on your nail and trim off excess.
This can be a bit tricky so you can always use it as a stencil instead and paint a different color over the vinyl and peal off for a patterned look.
4. Now paint with a top coat or gel top coat for longer lasting.
That’s all folks! Super fun and easy 4 steps to stunning nails!
I only used a basic top coat for my nails. They lasted about 4 days before I noticed some wear.
But they looked pretty good in general for almost a week! And it helps if you freshen the top coat before bed each night as well.
What nail design do you love?
I’ll be giving these mermaid scale cut files away this Friday, but if you leave me comment about a certain design you would love I might just make it for you!
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