I've been wanting to try crafting with finger nail polish for months, and after picking up some bottles at the dollar store, we were all set to go at long last. Unfortunately however, things didn't go quite as we had expected them to go......which also happens to every crafter, and is certainly a possibility any time one tries something new!
I had shown my daughter a really great little fingernail polish marbelizing DIY on You Tube, and it looked so simple! So when we dropped drops of the polish into a cup filled with filtered water we were quite surprised that the polish didn't spread as it did in the video and seemed to dry too quickly to create the marbled effects with a toothpick. Oh dear. Now what?
I really don't use fingernail polish, so I didn't know whether we could add acetone to the bottles to make the polish a little runnier, in any case, I just used up my acetone to clean some contact paper residue off my tile walls outside, sigh.
We dipped a few rocks into the cups to catch the polish designs, and also realized that it only works on very smooth rocks, not on anything with rough texture. So much for this little project, that also happens to be very toxic, and maybe not worth it for health reasons! Do people really breathe all those fumes every time they paint their nails? Worse than airplane glue!
There is however a happy end to the story, which is that I did come up with a little craft project using nail polish, with great results, and I'll be sharing that with you soon!