Because I can't paint this tiny, I printed the images smaller and smaller until they were the right size and then sprayed both sides of the paper with clear spray paint. I cut the shapes out and set them aside. I painted the nails with 3 coats of the black and then topped with a coat of quick dry cleat. As I put the quick dry on each nail I pressed the image into the wet clear on each nail. Once dry I topped with 2 more coats of quick dry.