Adding details to your nail designs may look complicated, but it’s really all about using a steady hand and, again, simplifying. A black nail art pen works perfectly from outlining/defining numbers and writing initials. We added a tiny dab of pink polish to make our little heart design pop. A thin nail polish brush dipped in dark yellow polish was used to draw the field goal, and the tiny football is just a dab of orangey polish. A little green polish helps to set the football field scene.
For the Patriots’ pinky stripes, we first painted a wide red stripe down the center. Once that dried, we painted a more narrow blue stripe in the middle of that. It’s always best to save the darkest colors to paint over the lighter ones – unless, of course, you’re using a nail polish pen to draw details. The stitching details make all the difference on our tiny football!
Black details – Sally Hansen Nail Art Pen in Black
Green – OPI in Green-wich Village
Pink – NYC New York Color Minute in Uptown
Yellow – OPI in The “It” Color