Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Antique Letter Manicure


This is a manicure inspired by talented people in the nail art community. I've seen a couple of manicures recently made to look like old paper or parchment with text stamping, really beautiful and romantic. For my take on the idea I decided to use the clingfilm technique and MoYou stamping plate Princess 11.

I started by painting my nails with My Vampire Is Buff by OPI. Once it was dry I added a coat of Barry M's Goil Foil and, while that was still wet, I dabbed at it with scrunched-up clingfilm (saran wrap). I top coated it and ended up with a nice old parchment effect. Over this I stamped my text in black!

I really like this idea of a letter mani; if you wanted to make it a love letter I think it would look really nice with the clingfilm effect done in white and pink or lilac!


Lisa xx


  1. I really love this - looks gorgeous :)

  2. Thank you all! I might start doing clingfilm manis more often, I forgot how easy it is! x

  3. These are so pretty, I thought they were nail wraps when I saw the first picture! Perfect :) xx

    1. Oh wow, that is a compliment! Thank you so much! xx


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