Vodka and Weddings

The yarn for the chuppah-cabra has finally arrived! It’s a big box of yarn that arrived on my doorstep yesterday.

There's more yarn in there than I'd like to admit. I over-ordered, and am still afraid that I'll run out.

I was so excited about getting the yarn, that I completely ignored the rest of the mail. It wasn’t until hours later that I discovered there also was a heavy, white envelope…with our wedding invitation!

pretty pretty bow.

After waiting for the yarn day after day, it seems fated that it would arrive with the wedding invite.

As for the vodka….

After seeing a link from Pinterest to the French blog Passion Nail Art, I really wanted to try using vodka to transfer newsprint to my nails. Last night, armed with several shades of nail polish, newspaper and vodka (don’t worry, we used the cheap stuff), two friends and I made our own attempt. Here’s our success photos:

Vanessa chose the crossword solutions for her nails.

Jessica tried several different images and text. I think her thumb exclamation mark worked best.

I chose comics for mine. Then I pretended they were talking to each other.

a close-up of Garfield and the fish.

A few things we talked about for next time:

  • light colored base coats
  • black newsprint only, colors do not transfer well
  • don’t rub the newspaper onto your nail, it will smear. just hold it in place with pressure.
  • clear coat after the ink is very dry. too early and it will fade the image. I washed my hands without sealing them and the images started fading.
  • keep an eye out for foreign newspapers, small images and interesting typography

And finally, a Gwam Afghan update: 32″ x 23″

One Reply to “Vodka and Weddings”

  1. […] A close up of the Gwen’s beadwork on the Sea Glass Spray. Fun fact: Gwen is one half of Gwam from the Gwam afghan. […]


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