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I wanted something fun and simple for the 4th of July and I came up with this.  It was a little difficult for me since I'm a horrible drawer, but I don't think you need to be great at drawing to do this :)
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Supplies:

Step 2: Base and Design

Start off by putting down a red base.

I wanted to show you what I'm trying to achieve here.  I wanted to do something flag-like, but not with as much detail.  So I decided to do a red base, with a blue outlined white star.  I thought it was kind of like a shield.  Like Captain America!

Step 4: Blue Star Outline

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Time to outline the white star with the blue!  I wasn't sure if it would be better to put down a blue star and fill in the middle with white or do the white star and outline with blue.  I decided the later would be easier.

Carefully outline the white star.  I partially overlapped the white and partially the red.  One coat wasn't enough.  I actually did like 2 and another touch up.

Put the top coat on when it's all dry and you are done!

Don't forget to clean your brush!
ogord5 months ago
Totally cute
perky45675 months ago
Woe
doodlecraft5 months ago

Just found these, perfect for this time of year! Love it! :)

Penolopy Bulnick (author)  doodlecraft5 months ago

Thanks so much :) Your comment just reminded me 4th of July was coming up!

haha nice nail art there
They still won't let you use the laser cutter to make nail art stencils? I guess that is still reserved for body tattoos then.
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  caitlinsdad1 year ago
We have to wait for the fancy training to use the fancy machines at our fancy new place :/
Is there a silhouette stencil cutting machine still around that the sponsor did not want back?
I used acrylic paint for the stars and didn't have any trouble with smearing. I love this design!
Nice, nice! Yeah, my red is a cheap 99 cent bottle I got from Walgreens. Probably not great quality, but it covered awesomely with one coat!
HollyMann1 year ago
That is very cute!!! Love it!
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  HollyMann1 year ago
Thank you :)
This is so neat - I applaud your nail art skills :D
Penolopy Bulnick (author)  jessyratfink1 year ago
Thanks!
I need you to come over and do my nails. This is adorable. I love Tarun's Captain America comment :).
Thanks! I like doing it but you should see my right hand. I kind of gave up after a while trying to draw left handed.
Do more plastic canvas items I've already done the iPod case the daffodils and the card box
I've got one in mind to do so far! I'll see if I can get it out soon!
Amazing u are a good artist
Thanks :)
Lady Captain America :). Those are so cute.
Thank you!