Fast and Easy Unicorn Nail Art | Watercolour Effect TutorialUsing Sharpies

Today I am going to show you a fast and easy Unicorn Nail Art tutorial. You are going to achieve a watercolour effect using sharpies.

You will need:

  • Base Coat
  • White Gel Polish
  • Top Coat
  • Sharpies
  • Acetone/ Isopropyl Alcohol
  • Small brush
  • Black Gel Paint (optional)
  • UV/LED lamp
unicorn nails youtube tutorial

Pastel Watercolour Effect Tutorial - Nails Sharpies DesignsDesign 1 - Beginners

Step 1.

Prep the nail.

Apply gel polish base coat.

Cure in a LED lamp for 1 minute.

Apply a thin layer of white gel polish.

Cure in a LED lamp for 1 minute.

step one unicorn nail design

Step 2.

Apply a second layer of white gel polish.

Cure in a LED lamp for 1 minute.

step 2 unicorn tutorial nails

Step 3.

Apply matte topcoat.

Cure in a LED lamp for 1 minute.

Wipe off the sticky layer with Isopropyl alcohol.

matte white gel polish

Step 4.

Draw random patterns with Sharpies. The watercolour effect will come out differently every time.

sharpies on nails watercolour effect

Step 5.

Dip a small brush in Isopropyl alcohol and start blending the colours. The more alcohol you add the more the colours will blend and fade away.

matte sharpies on nails

Step 6.

Apply a top coat (either glossy or matte)

Cure for 1 minute in LED lamp.

glossy top coat
matte top coat sharpies tutorial

Step 7.

If you like this effect and colour density you can leave it at this step. However, for my design I wanted the colours to be paler so I added a thin layer of white gel polish. Cure for 1 minute in LED lamp.

Apply top coat – matter or glossy

Cure for 1 minute in LED lamp.

white gel polish pastel unicorn nails
watercolour nail design

Watercolour Sharpies Nail Art - Cute Unicorn DrawingDesign 2 - Advanced

unicorn nailart tutorial

Step 1.

Prep the nail.

Apply gel polish base coat.

Cure in a LED lamp for 1 minute.

Apply a thin layer of white gel polish.

Cure in a LED lamp for 1 minute.

Apply a second layer of white gel polish.

Cure in a LED lamp for 1 minute.

Apply a matte top coat.

Cure in a LED lamp for 1 minute.

Wipe off the sticky layer with Isopropyl Alcohol

white matte gel polish

Step 2.

Sketch your design / the cute unicorn drawing with a pencil

unicorn sketch on nails

Step 3.

Draw over the sketch using black gel paint. If needed, you can add some white gel polish on the eyes to make them pop.

When done cure in the LED lamp for 1 minute. Wipe off the pencil marks with Isoprpyl alcohol.

Option 2. Use a black sharpie to draw over the lines. Apply a topcoat. Cure in the lamp

unicorn nail tutorial sketch watercolour youtube video step by step

Step 4.

Add colour using sharpies or other brand markers.

detailed sharpies nailart

Step 4.

Using a small brush, dipped in Isopropyl alcohol, blend the colours.

Be very gentle and precise.

youtube nails tutorial

Step 5.

Apply a glossy or matte top coat.

Cure in LED lamp for 1 minute.

easy gel polish design

Final look of the two designs

I believe the two designs are easy and fast to do. They are suitable for beginners and more advanced nail technicians. The watercolour nails effect is going to come out different depending on what colours you use, where you place them and how much you blend them. I used Sharpies but you can use any other brand of coloured markers as well.

The unicorn painting requires some drawing skills but the colours are abstract and fairly easy to do.

I hope you enjoyed this Free Unicron Watercolour Nail Art Tutorial. Please, like and subscribe to my YouTube channel so that I know you found this content helpful and you wish to see more similar videos.

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