Friday, July 1, 2011

54th Fashionable Fridays - Paint that Nail

4th of July nails from Kristyn at Paint that Nail! Seriously you must check out her fun and fabulous nails!

Wow it's almost 4th of July! So today I am going to show how I did fireworks and American flags on my nails. Then I did my moms nails red, white and blue. I will show how I did my nails first.

What you need:

~White nail polish I chose to use NK- really white.

~Acrylic paint but any paint would work just make sure to add a clear coat over your design when you are done. You could also use nail polish if you wanted; I just think paint is easier and a detail brush which you can even just cut your paint brush you already have to make one but there are some at any craft store.

~Stripers which you can find at a drugstore and your local beauty supply store, online too. In red, blue and silver glitter and white I chose to use Art Deco- blue, red and silver glitter and a white Stripe Rite.

~A bobby pin or something you like to make dots with. You can also get Dotting Tool which you can find on Ebay for about $4 for 5 dotting tools!

First paint your nail white. It may take a couple coats but let them dry.

Now we are going to work on the flag so get your blue, red, red glitter and silver glitter out. first paint a square in the corner of your nail.

Now make horizontal stripes.

Make dots to represent the starts on your nail in the blue corner.

Add glitter to your nails the red over the red and the silver just dotted with the brush over the blue. You could just use silver glitter nail polish to do that part but I think striper is just easier. 

Now onto the fireworks! 

First thing you're going to want to do is get your detail brush and get a lighter blue and start where you want the center of the firework to be. Press down putting a little pressure and then flick up. This doesnt have to be perfect - it is a firework, fireworks aren't all the same! You could use any colors you want also.

Then do that again with a darker color. Now it should look like a fuzz ball...

Put silver in the middle and add glitter.

Now is when it really turns into a firework! Take white paint with a detail brush or striper and make lines going in a circle curving down a little.

Now onto my moms nails! These are a bit easier than mine.

First paint your nails white.

Make a swipe across the corner of your nail you can make it curved or straight however you want!

Fill in the red.

Do the same with blue at the bottom of your nail.

Add glitter if you want she used Sally Hansen diamond strength- diamonds.

If you try these out let me know how they turned out and have a great 4th of July and a fantastic rest of the day!!


Awesome Kristyn! Those little details really do help make it look like fireworks! I love the simplicity of your mom's nails too. I think I'll do some 4th of July nails this weekend!

4 crafty contributions:

Sarah said...

very fun idea!!

SAPsMaMa said...

I most definitely can't do that! I am not a girly girl at all lol

paint that nail said...

thank you and if you do, do something to your nails you should show what you do!(:

Jo said...

I can't get regular polish on well, so I am amazed how great this looks!