I decided to try out my new Fimo Canes today. With picnic season and Summer approaching I felt the fruit cane designs were a good way to start!
I selected a few fruit canes: watermelon, lime, lemon, oranges, strawberry, apple and kiwi.
Brent lent my his utility knife so I used that to thinly slice the canes. I have to emphasize the word thinly because if you cut them too thick, they are harder to stick and will also be raised quite a bit on the nail.
In the picture above, the slice is too thick. It needs to be about half that size. It is tricky to slice it at first but you get hang of it quite fast!
I made sure to buffer each nail so that were no rough edges, for better adhesive. I applied a bottom coat and let dry. I then applied a drop of top coat to the spot on my nail where I wanted to apply the cane slice. I did this every time until my nails were complete. I finished with a top coat over the entire nail and that was all it took to achieve these Fruit Salad Nails.
These took about 1 hour, including drying time. I didn’t stick to a pattern with the cane slices and placed different designs on each nail. I am quite happy with how they turned out.
Would you wear these and are you thinking of trying Fimo Canes?
Way back in February, I ordered Fimo Canes from a seller in Hong Kong for $5 CDN. I was supposed to receive them in 2 weeks but sadly never did. I gave up all hope of getting them.
I usually check the mail but Brent was off yesterday so I asked him to. He came back with excitement and said I had a package from Hong Kong. I was speechless. I was sure they had gotten lost in the mail. It took three months to arrive! I joked that he was my lucky charm yesterday.
Fimo Canes are polymer clay that have been molded into designs like butterflies, fruit, animals, shapes etc. They come in 5cm long sticks and can be sliced very thinly with a razor which are then applied to the nail to create detailed nail art. They can also be applied to picture frames, cell phones and other items or used in crafts.
Overall, I am very pleased with the variety of designs and particularly love the fruit ones. The cupcake one pictured is Brent’s favourite. His obsession with food never ends!
Be sure to come back and check out my Fimo Cane tutorials and nail art designs!
I have always been creative. Since the age of 5, I have been knitting, drawing, coloring and making crafts. Lately I have taken my love for art and started to do my own nail art.
I draw inspiration from cartoons, family, objects and feelings. It usually takes me a good 2-3 hours to design and paint my nails, not including the drying time. While my nail art isn’t as complicated or intricate as some other artists are able to do, I feel my designs best represent me and are a great way to express my feelings and creativity.
I use various different brands, glitter and rhinestones. This week my Husband inspired me to become more creative and see what else is available for nail art. I surfed the web and found Fimo Canes. Fimo Canes are polymer clay that have designs like butterflies, fruit, shapes etc. They come in sticks and can be sliced very thinly with a razor which are then applied to the nail to create really cool nail art. I managed to find a dealer overseas who sold me 100 different sticks for $5 CDN!!! I receive them next week and will definitely post a blog on them.
Here are a few of my favourite nail designs from the past year:
What do you think of these designs? Would you wear them?