Creative musings in bright colors

Sharpie Art!

For MONTHS now I have been wanting to try and make nail art using sharpies. I tried once years ago using a silver sharpie and it smudged all over the place. Now, I have new top coat and about a billion tutorials to show me what to do!


Most of the tutorials wanted me to mix my sharpie ink with some type of rubbing alcohol. Unfortunately, I do not own anything that volatile so I had to just wing it! I more or less just colored in my nails and tried to blend the colors in the middle. I also had a teal and a blue…but they were somehow dried up and didn’t work! Even my pink was getting dry but at least it was bright.


Once they were painted on, I cleaned my cuticles…luckily it turns out sharpie removes with acetone. Otherwise I would have been in quite a bit of trouble! I added a stamp in black from BM plate 203, top-coated, and voila!


I do wish I had taken at least a few photos before top coat…it was less glossy but you could see the orange better. It somehow faded a bit when I added top coat! Still looks awesome I think.


The base I used was Stockpile by Emily de Molly…I wanted to see if either the holo or the larger silver shards would show through. Although the end result isn’t holo, it is definitely glittery! Hope you enjoyed!

Comments on: "Sharpie Art!" (4)

  1. If you don’t have rubbing alcohol you can use vodka.

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