This week, I’m sharing some nail art I created using a drybrush technique. It’s done exactly the way it sounds: you use a dry paint brush to create and abstract, multi-colored, brush-stroke effect on your nails.
- Scotch tape
- Ulta Snow White
- China Glaze Refresh-Mint
- OPI Keeping Suzy at Bay
- OPI Can’t Find My Czechbook
- Pastel Nail Studs
- Seche Vite Top Coat
- Sally Hansen I Heart Nail Art Pen in White
- Small, flat top paint brush (easy to find in your local craft store)
- Paper towel
- Aluminum foil (or some other surface to place dots of nail polish on that you can then dip your brush into)
First I taped off the lower portion of several nails to keep them bare and unpainted. I then added two coats of Snow White on each nail as a base coat. After putting a small puddle of the green and blue colors I’d be using on a piece of tin foil. I dipped the very dry brush into the first color, and painted a few strokes onto the nail. I repeated this process with the different colors on the same nail, wiping the brush off on a piece of paper towel between color-switches. I then repeated this same process on each nail. Once everything was dry, I added a top coat and placed several nail studs on each half-painted nail to add a bit of interest.
A day or so later, I wanted to add a little somethin’ somethin’, and used a while I Heart Nail Art Pen to draw some designs over the top of the drybrush pattern.
Happy Hump Day!