I made these little cuties on my new scroll saw. I usually use my jig saw but had to get some practice with the new saw, so I can make some really unique stuff. These angels stand on their own and are 12 inches high. They will go into a local store in my area as well. Loved making these.
Tried these funky garden ghosts. I added wooden steaks at the back so they could be put out in the garden. I painted these with exterior paint and then 3 coats of varnish. I used smoother wood and they didn't come out the way I had intended but I am really happy with them. These were custom made for a client.
I have been experimenting with wood crafts lately. I tried these porch pumpkins from pinterest and I think they came out really well. Next I will be tying some wooden angels so stay tuned to see how they come out.
Did these fun designs at a football tournament. Amazing how the boys love to get their face painted. There was a big line up it was hard to keep up and kids have a hard time waiting but these guys were very patient.
Finally made some samples of my dip powder. I have 3 brands so far. I have Nu Genisis, Perfect Dip and I Gel. They are all good quality and do a great job but also use I Gel because it is a better price and does the same job. They have many colors to choose from and it is a good size jar. If a client wants a particular color I ask them to go on the company site and let me know what color they like and I get it for them. Product is expensive and I have a small home business so I don't carry many colors. I try to have a couple of nude colors and of course a red.
The good thing about the dip powder is that you can mix colors to make a new one but you have to remember to write down the formula so you can get the same color again. I have made that mistake and not fun when you are trying to replicate color.
I have done this dip method for a long time before they came out with colored powders. I couldn't take the smell of monomer so I thought how can I find a way to do the nails with acrylic without it, so I put clear gel on and then dipped the nail in the powder and then cured it in my lamp. It works really well, then I put a second coat and repeated. I put a clear coat to top it off.
I like the resin but you don't have a lot of time to work. I am used to it now but not so fond of the smell. Also, I had a devil of a time to get that top coat to work and be shinny. I think I finally got it. I like the NU Genisis bottle the best because you can see how much product you have left and the lids don't get stuck. Nothing worse than half a bottle and the lid get clued shut. I am really careful not to get any protect not the opening.
Every system has its pros and cons. I have been doing nails for 25 years and there are still new things to learn. I have structure gels, regular gels, Shellac, Gelish and a few more. I am trying to perfect the Poly Gel system which gives the freedom to sculpt. So many products so little time.
Not everyone is waiting for their mannequin head to come in the mail. Thank god for online shopping and the options it gives you. you just o on line search for what you want and poof it arrives at your door. Even a mannequin head. I needed to practice my face painting and my face was getting irritated from washing it so many times, (sensitive skin girl) so I got a fake head.