Thursday 2 January 2014

Tutorial Thursday: Vintage Wallpaper

Hey everyone! Welcome to my first post of 2014. I hope you had a good new year, mine was going to be just a quiet night in but we had a few odd goings on in my house involving weird noises, a santa hat that appeared from nowhere and some missing coal. Sounds vague but that's all I know, it was very weird! Nevertheless it was a good night and I'm slightly sad to see the back of 2013, but excited to see what this year will bring. You may notice that this should have probably gone up on tuesday (for tutorial tuesday) but as I did my favourites of 2013 post I decided I'd put the tutorial up today instead, hope you don't mind! Today's tutorial is the fourth and final tutorial that I created for Barry M, and I decided to do it based on these nails by Dressed Up Nails. Mine are absolutely nowhere near as good as hers (as can be expected as she is awesome) but I hope I've still done them justice, and I can't wait to see your recreations. 

Step 1: Start with 1 thin layer of Barry M - Countess
Step 2: Mark out using striping tape where you want your crosses to be
Step 3: Paint over the striping tape using Barry M - Duchess
Step 4: Remove the striping tape
Step 5: Using a thin brush and Barry M - Countess, paint hearts in the gaps
Step 6: Finish off with a topcoat to seal in your design

What do you think? Let me know in the comments!


  1. wow this is totally GORGEOUS!
    where can you buy striping tape? I must try this!

    Rosie xx

    1. Hi! Not meaning to budge in, but I have gotten striping tape from You can buy a bunch of rolls at once for very little money! I hope this helped a little! =)

  2. wow , I really thought when I saw that was like a nail sticker!!!
    So cute and pretty.
    kisses from Brazil

  3. This is really pretty! I love using glitters as a base for nail art and this is a fab idea. :D I look forward to trying it.

  4. Really love this! :) Barrym has got to be my favourite brand at the mo!
    Nicole x

  5. this is so pretty, i love the hearts!

  6. So cute! I really must get round to buying some striping tape!

  7. Wow!! it is marvelous.......I really love it.I am inspire from your post.I think it is a different thought.I definitely try this.Thanks for sharing this information with us.......


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