I was bored the other night and decided to try my hand at some stencilling for nails. Since the Sydney Swans were through to the AFL Grand Final I wanted to show my support my painting Sydney Swans nails.
For those who are unfamiliar with AFL, the Sydney Swans jersey looks like this:
I used the bit in the middle which I assume is meant to represent the sails of the Sydney Opera House but also swans feathers (quite clever actually).
I measured the width of each nail:
And shrunk down the Swans logo to fit onto each nail:
Using these as stencils, I lay them on top of sticky labels and cut the logo out:
The next step was to get my nail polish ready.
Base coat, then white polish:
I then peeled off the thumb sticky label and carefully placed it on my thumb nail:
You have to be careful as there’s a fine line between pushing the label down too hard and not applying enough pressure. When I pushed the label down, when I peeled it off there was a sticky residue. When I didn’t apply enough pressure the label would lift and the red polish wasn’t very defined.
After applying red polish, I peeled off the label and voila:
An hour later….
Here is the detail on my thumb:
I’m sure these nails aren’t the sole reason the Swans won the Grand Final but I like to think I contributed somehow.
I managed to shave the top of my nail off today when i was peeling veggies