Colorful Crayon Nail Art Tutorial
Nothing says “back to school” like a box of crayons. Give your tips a sentimental finish with this nail art tutorial inspired by a childhood favorite.
I think the beginning of my nail career stemmed from a crayon-filled childhood. The creativity that comes in that box of 96 glorious colors—with bonus sharpener!—is the same kind of creativity I feel when I'm doing nail art. That's why I love this crayon nail art for back-to-school season! Whether you're a fan of these waxy colored sticks of inspiration, an educator, or simply a big kid longing for her youth, you'll love this nail design.
First, gather your colors. I chose 5 basic colors from Misa: Loop-de-Loop, Tumble Bug, Gravitron, Power Surge, and Loveliest of Lilacs. You'll also need a black polish and a small brush you're comfortable using. Once you've got your colors and your tools, you're ready to create!
Here's how to do it:
1. Polish each of your nails with two coats of a single color. Make each nail a different color. Let dry.
2. With your small brush and black polish, paint a wavy line near the tip; then fill it in. (Don't worry if it looks a little lumpy at this point … your top coat will smooth it out at the end.)
3. Add a small half moon near your cuticle. Fill that in as well.
4. Clean off your brush, and add a wavy line in the black section using your base color. Try to match the same wave of the black section. Finish with a nice thick top coat. Seche Vite is my pick, because it smooths out bumps and dries quickly!
Recreated this look? Share it with us! Tag Divine Caroline on Twitter or on Instagram to share your colorful crayon nail art! You can also get in touch with Katy via her blog handle @blognailedit on both Twitter and Instagram! Or just stop by Nailed It for more nail art designs.