Continuing on my Sharpie nail art adventure I bought a set of metallic sharpies to try on my fingernails. Being metallic they came out rather more goopy than your traditional Sharpie ink. Which ended up in a bit more smudging once the top coat of nail varnish went on. On the plus side you can use them to draw onto any colour surface so they show up really well on a black base coat.
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I used to paint my nails a lot using very fine paint brushes and nail polish. (I will hopefully post some of those designs soon) However I recently discovered that you can draw on your fingernails with Sharpies. Fantastic. So this is my first attempt.
The simple way to do it is apply a base coat of varnish (I just used clear), then draw on the design with a sharpie pen and finally do a top coat of clear. One thing I quickly discovered after doing a tester nail is that you need good quality clear varnish. Your design will only last as long as your base and top coat. I used a clear polish from a french manicure set. Also and you need to make sure each layer, including the pen ink, dries before doing the next to avoid smudging. One top tip I discovered from this site (YouPutItOn) was to use hairspray after the sharpie layer to stop it from smudging. It worked really well but again you need to wait for it to dry before applying the final top coat.
I think in terms of getting intricate designs sharpie nail art is great, but the time you save there is possibly lost waiting for each layer to dry. I find when using nail varnish you can actually apply a new layer before the previous one is completely dry. Also getting sharpie off your skin when you make a mistake is a little more tricky then removing varnish but it does come off with a good rub of nail varnish remover.
Anyway I’ll definitely be doing this again. Sharpie nail art ♥
It was my birthday this month and my family know me well. I got a good stock of crafting gifts. Some new gel stamps, a card puncher in the shape of a flower and a button factory which I’m very excited to make use of in my crafts. Also I got a ‘Raffy’ vinyl toy. These are fun do-It-yourself toys by kid robot. The sharpie pens are great for decorating them and theres a whole community out there doing it.