Here's how you can fake out your friends with homemade "enamel dots" like I did on this card.
Squeeze out some Glossy Accents onto a nonstick craft mat- waxed paper will work just as well. I tried some different sizes, but tend to prefer small ones. Let them dry.
Once they are completely dry pull out some nail polish and make them whatever color you'd like. Let them dry again. It's not a big deal if you color "outside the lines" a bit. Once you peel them off the mat you can trim off any excess.
I think I'll be making a bunch more of these black ones as I've searched all over for black pearls and haven't been able to find any. I also can't foresee any circumstance where I'll be wanting to wear black on my nails again either.
Here are a couple other colors I tried. Generally I think the bolder, brighter ones tend to look better. You may want to go over them with a second coat if the first coat didn't cover well. That's all there is to it! I'd say it's only about a minute of hands-on time and then just waiting for them to dry. I just put another dab of Glossy Accents on the back to attach them to my cards. I like that these are a bit flatter than some of the store-bought enamel accents and will go through the mail easier.
I'd love to see your creations using this technique! Feel free to link up your project with your comments below.
Hi, I'm Emily- card maker, gardener, sewing enthusiast, nature lover and Downton Abbey fan. Thanks for taking a peek into my studio today!