Friday, 6 July 2012

Game, Set, Match! Tennis Nails!

I bought a set of flocking powders a month or two ago, but never got round to using them. There are six colours of sparkly powder (pale pink, blue, yellow, green, orange and bright pink) for about £5 from Hobbycraft. 
tennis nails
I'm kicking myself that I didn't get better photos of these. I painted them last night, and then added the flocking this morning before I left for work. I snapped this pic in my car outside the office, without seeing the horrendously dry state of my cuticles. 
tennis nails 2
Then by the time I got home, the nice fluffy yellow was a bit manky, and the green was peeling a bit round the edges. I'm assuming that this was due to the multiple layers. 

tennis nails 3
I have two coats of white creme (Models Own Pro French White) and then Barry M Spring Green and Barry M Bright Yellow. The yellow nail is then covered in flocking powder. 

I think the idea was better than the execution, but hey, who cares?

I will be cheering on Federer on Sunday. C'mon Rog!


  1. You're crazy, but a genius!

    1. Thank you! Why the but? Both are compliments, surely??

  2. Oh! I had thought the base was green and then the white stripes were added..either way I do love this design.

    1. No, I don't have a white that's opaque enough to cover green in one coat. Plus the green stains a bit, so I prefer to put it over white so it doesn't.

  3. OMG that is hilarious. Love it!

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    1. Thanks! I had so much fun with this one. People kept wanting to touch my thumbs too.


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