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    Nov
    My love. 

    My love. 

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    Jun
    Geekinterest: geeky nail art
I love Pinterest. Unfortunately I’m not very girly so most things I find that I love I don’t feel that they would “fit” on me. Today I found a pin that showed how you could take a laser printout and transfer the printed output to your nails. I saw this and loved it and instantly went about finding some interesting art to put on my nails. I started out with some colored dots and then some Fourth of July stars. Then it dawned on me… Why not take this and put my geek spin on it? I decided to go with the retro Apple logo. It seemed overkill to do it on all 10 fingers so I opted to do the Apple’s on my ring fingers and then some sort of rainbow design on the rest of my fingers. 
Start by painting your nails with a light colored nail polish. I tried to get a really white polish but I felt like I was in Middle School and painting my nails with White Out. I opted for a less vibrant, less opaque white. I did three coats to give my nails a white enough base. Then you laser print out any designs you would want on your fingers. In my case I needed to revers the image of the Apple so it would be correct when I transferred it onto my nail. Cut up your design into smaller but larger than your finger nail sized pieces. I then soaked the piece in water. Once the the paper was saturated I dipped my finger into a cup of rubbing alcohol, took the wet image and put it on my nail. I then took that finger with the wet paper transfer on it and dipped it back into the rubbing alcohol. Now you need to apply some pressure onto your nail. Try to press down on the entire nail for 10-15 seconds. You can peek and see if it is OK, if not, dip it back into the rubbing alcohol and press again. When you peel it off some of the paper will stay on the nail. Once your nail is fully dry you can take some sharp tweezers and remove the paper fuzz. If there’s a bit left on don’t worry too much as once you put a top coat on it will disappear. 
I did 3 test nails before I attempted this full set. As you can see it’s not perfect. For starters, I don’t ever wear nail polish, so I’m fairly bad at this. Also it should be noted that I’m fairly impatient and wasn’t willing to redo an entire finger. 
Links:
My art for download
Original Pin

    Geekinterest: geeky nail art

    I love Pinterest. Unfortunately I’m not very girly so most things I find that I love I don’t feel that they would “fit” on me. Today I found a pin that showed how you could take a laser printout and transfer the printed output to your nails. I saw this and loved it and instantly went about finding some interesting art to put on my nails. I started out with some colored dots and then some Fourth of July stars. Then it dawned on me… Why not take this and put my geek spin on it? I decided to go with the retro Apple logo. It seemed overkill to do it on all 10 fingers so I opted to do the Apple’s on my ring fingers and then some sort of rainbow design on the rest of my fingers. 

    Start by painting your nails with a light colored nail polish. I tried to get a really white polish but I felt like I was in Middle School and painting my nails with White Out. I opted for a less vibrant, less opaque white. I did three coats to give my nails a white enough base. Then you laser print out any designs you would want on your fingers. In my case I needed to revers the image of the Apple so it would be correct when I transferred it onto my nail. Cut up your design into smaller but larger than your finger nail sized pieces. I then soaked the piece in water. Once the the paper was saturated I dipped my finger into a cup of rubbing alcohol, took the wet image and put it on my nail. I then took that finger with the wet paper transfer on it and dipped it back into the rubbing alcohol. Now you need to apply some pressure onto your nail. Try to press down on the entire nail for 10-15 seconds. You can peek and see if it is OK, if not, dip it back into the rubbing alcohol and press again. When you peel it off some of the paper will stay on the nail. Once your nail is fully dry you can take some sharp tweezers and remove the paper fuzz. If there’s a bit left on don’t worry too much as once you put a top coat on it will disappear. 

    I did 3 test nails before I attempted this full set. As you can see it’s not perfect. For starters, I don’t ever wear nail polish, so I’m fairly bad at this. Also it should be noted that I’m fairly impatient and wasn’t willing to redo an entire finger. 

    Links:

    My art for download

    Original Pin

  3. 2
    Dec

    While mac-fusion is fixing up our new Seal Beach location stay in touch for information on all of our progress! http://facebook.com/macfusion http://twitter.com/macfusion_AASP http://mac-fusion.com

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    Nov
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    Oct

    Unless you’ve been living under a rock you all know that the official biography of Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson was released on Monday. I am quite a few chapters in, and it’s really good. While I…

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    Sep

    jschnell:

    I’m pretty big on not link baiting, or so I thought. As it turns out, some of the Macgasm readers, and one in particular, seem to think just a little bit differently. According to a message on Twitter (the sender shall remain anonymous), paraphrased of course, Macgasm is pretty much turning into…

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    Aug
    Working on the “Married Mac Geeks Under the Influence” podcast cover art. While I could have just photoshopped little Apples onto my barware it was much more fun to cut actual vinyl to adhere to them. This is the Oracle Cast Vinyl so it is actually fairly waterproof and should last awhile on my glasses :) 

    Working on the “Married Mac Geeks Under the Influence” podcast cover art. While I could have just photoshopped little Apples onto my barware it was much more fun to cut actual vinyl to adhere to them. This is the Oracle Cast Vinyl so it is actually fairly waterproof and should last awhile on my glasses :) 

  8. 14
    Jul

    I love this.

  9. 12
    Jul
    Daisy the Hawaiian cow. (Taken with instagram)

    Daisy the Hawaiian cow. (Taken with instagram)

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    10
    Jul

    Changing my tumblr.

    I have so many outlets for my geeky musings that my tumblr was being ignored. I’ve decided to embrace my artistic side and feature geeky art, including my own on here. If you were following and you’re not into this, that’s OK, unfollow, I’ll still love you. Hope you enjoy the new and improved tumblr!

    Marilyn

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I thought I was an artist, but really I'm more a geek. Occasionally, I need to embrace the artistic side of me. Welcome to Marilyn's Geek Craft. I embrace all art that is tech related, or just created by a tech ;)
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