Nail Polish Pour Art Craft
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I had always wanted nice nails but alas mine are very brittle and thin. I have tried different nail polished but as a DIY’er, nothing seems to do the trick and honestly, it’s just too much work. #simplegirl So, what to do with those nail polish bottles that have seen better days? There is an art trend going on – Acrylic Pour Art Why not use nail polish? First, a couple of things you need to know:
- Nail polish fumes are strong so do this project outdoors or in a very well ventilated area.
- Your nail polish can be separated.
- Unless you have a large supply of polish, you will want to pick a small item to cover (coasters, small art, etc)
- There is a little ball in the bottle of the nail polish. You can remove it from the pour cup with a small spoon or you can let it pour onto the art piece and quickly start turning it so it comes off.
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- Nail Polish, multiple complimentary colors
- Small Cup
- Item to Paint, these mini canvas’s would be great for a party project
- Something to hold your object on
- Cooling Rack (Find one at a thrift store and don’t use it for food), an old tablecloth, or paper
- Disposable Gloves
- If necessary, clean the item that you are going to pour onto. Let dry.
- Pour nail polish into the small cup, I used a clean small to go container. This process is known as a “Dirty Pour”
- Over a rack, immediately, put the object on the top of the small cup and flip both items so that the polish is now going to be on the object.
- Lift the cup off of the object.
- Tilt the object around so that you pour off excess and cover the item.
- You can add additional polish if needed.
- Once complete, set the “painted” object on a jar or something it can dry on. Let dry COMPLETELY!
TIPS– I added one bottle that had glitter in it. I really liked the look it gave and one metallic polish would be a great option as well. Also, as mentioned, make sure you are doing somewhere completely well ventilated. Also, only use this as a decor item. Pretty fun!
Wouldn’t this nail polish pour art be great to do on coasters as a gift? Now, here are the other craft de-stash projects. Be sure to check them out~