Happy Friday people! Such a lovely day and perfect time for me to thank all my lovely friends for commenting on my first Fimo Nail Art ever! I got overwhelming questions regarding the Fimo Polymer Clay. What are they? Are they stickers? Where to purchase? Well, I hope this post will answer all your questions regarding this! :) (Again, I want to thank my dear friend ebeautyblog for introducing these cuties to me!)
First things first, what's Fimo?
(according to ehow)
Fimo is one of the most popular brands of polymer clay and is used in multiple arts and crafts
venues. Artisans form Fimo clay into beads, pendants, buttons and trinkets and then cure the clay by baking it in an oven. Some artists extend the purposes even further by mixing it with glazes, paint and adhesives.
I ordered 50pcs Fimo Rod Sticks and they look like this....
I bought the Fimo Polymer Clay sticks because they are cheaper and I love DIY projects! I can cut these sticks into tiny slices and people can use them for scrapbooking or other decorations but I bought these intended to put them on my nails! They are made of polymer clay and stick size is approximately 5-6mm thick x 50mm long. You still can't imagine their size? Here's an easier sample :)
Yes, they are indeed tiny, but if you slice them thinly, you can achieve approximately 50-100 slices!
Different sellers on ebay have different strategies in selling these. They could be sold by theme - fruits, florals, etc.. while other sell them mixed by 10s, 20s, 50s, 60s or even more! They are just too colorful and cute that I can't take my eyes off them!
How to cut these?
Are you ready to see my amateurish version? *smiles*
- cutting board/slicing board
- sharp razor blade approx. 4 inch
Make sure to have a slicing board or cutting board underneath. Use a sharp razor blade to cut. Grasp your cane right on the cane area adding stability to the cane. Lay the middle part of the blade just right on top of the cane.
With the right pressure, slightly draw the blade back and forth slicking downwards.
I keep them in my blank wheel! See how pretty they are?
Oh right! Before you ooh and ahh over my photo, I am not perfect! I do make mistakes and this isn't an exception! First few tries is quite difficult but you'll get the hang of it!
Where to purchase these?
You can check out Ebay . They sell it in 25 sticks, 50 sticks or even those pre-cut versions if you're very lazy but it's pricier!
Now you're ready to prettify your nails! You can use a nail glue to stick these or just use a regular clear polish and always remember to top it right after with a clear top coat to prevent the Fimo Polymer Clay from folding up!
Enjoy a different version of nail art! :)
Oh yeah, Happy Thanksgiving day to our dear friends
who celebrate this wonderful holiday!