Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Father Christmas Tutorial

Ho ho ho, merry Christmas!

To create a little Father Christmas on your nails, you will need:


  • Nude polish 
  • White polish 
  • Red polish
  • A small nail art brush
  • A black sharpie or nail art pen
Of course, if you don't have a black nail art pen you can just use some black polish and a small brush.

Here's the step-by-step picture tutorial:



1.  Prepare your nail as usual, and apply your nude polish.

2.  Using your white polish, paint across about a third of your nail at the base, and a third at the tip, making this fishtail shape.

3.  Taking your red polish and nail art brush, fill in the base of your nail.  Make sure you leave a white trim on his hat!

4.  Paint a long red triangle from the hat down to Father Christmas' beard.

5.  Using your Sharpie (or equivalent) outline all your shapes.  Add in the bottom of his moustache, eyes, a smile and a bobble on the end of his hat!

6.  Clean up and apply your favourite topcoat, and you're good to go (remember if you're using a Sharpie or nail art pen, allow this plenty of time to dry before topcoating - no streaking Santas!)

This would look great as an accent nail with a red and green manicure.  Or how about adding some red glitter to make him sparkle or, if you're feeling adventurous, some white flocking powder for all his fluffy bits!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Sam! I've nominated you for a Liebster Award! Check out this post to see what you have to do http://www.totally-nailed.com/2012/12/the-liebster-award.html :)

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