Blue Triangles – Do-it-yourself Nail Decals

Painted Fingertips | Blue triangle nail polish decals

Hi everyone!

I decided to try a new-to-me technique today that I’ve seen around in a few places. I made some triangular nail polish decals in different shades of blue and put them together to get some fun geometric-looking nail art. Painted Fingertips | Blue triangle nail polish decals

I started off my creating the decals by just painting patches of polish onto a few stamper heads using Sinful Colors Endless Blue and Nail Junkie, Tip Top Turbulence, and LA Girl Brilliant Blue. I waited for them to dry, then peeled them up and cut them into triangles of different sizes. Meanwhile, I painted a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White on my nails. Painted Fingertips | Blue triangle nail polish decals

I mixed up the different coloured decals and applied them to my nails randomly. I think my polish was still just tacky enough to allow me to lightly stick them down. Because some of the decals were a bit thick, I decided to add an extra-thick coat of top coat. Unfortunately, I didn’t quite think that through, and ended up with some bubbles from the top coat! Sigh. Painted Fingertips | Blue triangle nail polish decals

Overall I really liked this look and I’d love to try it with different colour combinations. Next time I’ll just go easier on the top coat, though!

What do you think?

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    These turned out really cool looking! I love that you mixed different finishes together!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I really want to try it again with different colour schemes.

  • Lacky Corner

    It looks like mosaic. I really like it 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Cat Ray

    I like this a lot! It looks like a mosaic and I love all the blues you chose; I’m going to have to try this some time!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Ooh I hope you do!

  • http://www.thebeautyoflifeblog.com/ The Beauty of Life

    This is such an awesome design!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • Naked Without Polish

    Love this so much! I love mosaics. You did a great job!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks, I’m glad you like it 🙂

  • Nichole C

    I want to pet this for some reason. It looks like an actual stone mosaic!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! I never really saw the mosaic but now that everyone mentioned it I’m like duh 🙂

  • Lothwen Akira

    This is so cool! And I agree with Nichole; it’s like a mediterranean mosaic!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • LittleNuclearReactor

    I agree with the others, its very Mosaic! Lovely design!!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!