Introduction: Back to School Pencil Nail Art

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Going back to school can be a drag, but it doesn't have to be! What better way to go back to school in style than with awesome nail art!

Step 1: Classic Yellow

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First, paint your nail with a light yellow color.

Step 2: Shading

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Next, using a darker yellow (I used a Migi Nail art pen in classic yellow), paint two stripes down the nail. I took my lines a little farther than I should. You will want to stop the lines where the silver horizontal line will start. This prevents the lines from creating a weird bump when you paint over it later.

* for a slightly more advanced illusion, fill in the left and right sides with your darker yellow. This will give it a more authentic/realistic look.

Step 3: The Eraser

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Paint the tip of your nail with a dusty pink color. You can make the eraser as big or small as you want - it really just depends on what you want to create. And don't worry about it if your line is a bit jagged. You can cover it in the next step.

Step 4: The Metal

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Lastly, use a silver polish to create the metal ring on the pencil. Here you can cover up your edge of the pink polish if you need to.

Finish it off with a clear coat and you're ready to study in style!


brietta.resch (author)2017-09-01

love the idea going to use it when I go back to school on the 5th

RandomlyN (author)2016-03-07

this is awesome! great for back 2 school - or from any holidays (I used it for when I came back from winter holidays)

perzoejackson (author)2015-11-08


--Peace&Love-- Zoe

MarisaMoon (author)2014-08-24

Great! Thanks

Minmin4225 (author)2014-08-15

My nails are too short ? oh well

cat1986 (author)2014-08-14

That is Awesome

BerryCraftyFox (author)2014-08-11

so cute!

BLR_RAVI (author)2014-08-11

look so nice and creative...

lvhui (author)2014-08-11


105415 (author)2014-08-11


Abigail02 (author)2014-08-11

These are so cute!! Love 'em!

Kiteman (author)2014-08-11

This is clever, but unfortunately most UK schools will make you take it off as soon as you get to school...

watchmeflyy (author)2014-08-10


nerfbianx (author)2014-08-09

this is adorable! perfect for back to school :)

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Bio: I am a nail artist and nail art enthusiast running a nail art blog called Look At Her Nails. I also like to draw and ... More »
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