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Over Mother’s Day weekend I decided I wanted to paint my toenails, so the girl decided she wanted me to paint her toenails. And her fingernails. And my fingernails, too.
I don’t wear fingernail polish very often, because between typing and crafting it never looks good for long. And in this case it was even worse. It looked bad as I was doing it because the polish was so old it was clumping on my nails as I painted it.
So I decided I needed to come up with a fun use for some of that old polish, as well as some kids’ polish that doesn’t work that well. Painting with fingernail polish was the answer.
I already did a little painting with fingernail polish on the washer painting project, but this is a little different because it’s abstract and unplanned.
All I did was gather some fingernail polish and a piece of watercolor paper. You could probably use any kind of paper but I didn’t want it to wrinkle if I got a lot of polish in one spot.
I thought I could just drop the polish from the bottle and have something interesting happen. It worked well with the blue. But the kids’ polish wouldn’t pour at all. So I used the brush to apply some in dots and streaks.
I poured more from some other bottles.
The finished project is really interesting and colorful (and smelly; please do this outside!) and doesn’t look like it was made with fingernail polish.
Do you ever craft with old fingernail polish? I’d love to hear about it!