If you’re keeping an eye on my Facebook page then you already know that I went to Legoland, Florida yesterday with the family. I won’t talk much about the trip here because I want to save it for it’s own post later this week. So, in preparation for the trip I prettied my nails up for the occasion with Lego nails! They aren’t perfect, and I realize now I should have used the dotting tool to do the Lego logo, but what’s done is done. We live and learn. 🙂 On to the tutorial!
As usual, start off with clean nails & a base coat. I also used the plastic baggie method for most of this, so I’ll be going over how to do that. Or you can check out 3TanjaJ3’s video on how to do it here. She’s where I learned this technique. 🙂
1. Paint out the yellow outline for the Lego logo onto a plastic bag(I found that using a sandwich bag gives me a good amount of room to work on), I found that I needed to Google search for an image to reference. Remember that your nails are small, so keep it to scale as much as possible.
2. Using colors of your choice, paint small rectangles and squares onto the bag. I did this by using the end of my polish brush and just dragging until I had the size I wanted. Make lots of these, just so you have plenty to use. I used a traditional red, green, blue, and yellow.
3. Paint over the logo with black, leaving just enough room so there appears to have an outline of yellow on it. Then, using black polish, paint on small dots onto the “bricks”. Squares have four, rectangles usually have around six.
4. On top of the black dots, add another dot of paint(red on red, blue on blue, etc.) so it appears that the bricks have their pegs. I forgot to take a picture of this, but also paint on the word “LEGO” onto your black and yellow outline. Let your designs dry on the baggie.
5. In the meantime, paint a french tip onto your nails, and paint your thumbnail red. The brighter shade the better for this.
6. Once the designs are dry on the bag, use tweezers to very carefully peel them off of the bag. Then, place them onto your nails. They will stick fairly well without the need of a clear coat first, but I always seal everything in with a top coat. Arrange your Legos wherever you like, and once you’re done and satisfied put a top coat over everything.
Quick tip: When using the baggie method for creating designs, always paint a few extra than you plan on needing. You never know when one might rip, or some might be too big. Plus, if you end up not needing the extras, you can save them to use in a future design!
I hope you enjoyed this one, I had fun creating it.
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