Colouring Pencil Butterfly Wing Nail Art

Painted Fingertips | Colouring pencil butterfly wings

Hi everyone!

Remember the colouring pencil musical notes nail art I did not long ago? I thought that it was such a cool technique that I had to try it again. Today I’m taking part in another theme for the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts 40 great nail art ideas challenge, and today’s theme was insects so I decided to go with butterfly wings! Painted Fingertips | Colouring pencil butterfly wings

I started with a base of Sinful Colors Snow Me White and stamped the butterfly wing images using Moyou Pro Collection 05. I added a matte top coat to give the pencils some grip and then let it dry fully. It’s very important to let it dry 100% (not just touch-dry) or all you’ll end up doing is denting the polish with your pencil. Painted Fingertips | Colouring pencil butterfly wings

Once it was dry, I just had fun colouring in the butterfly wings with coloured pencils. I decided I wanted to give them that extra something, so I added a coat of Sinful Colors Opal Glitter. This is such a fun technique and since I have aquarelle pencils, I find myself wondering if next time I can get more vibrant colour by wetting the tips… hmmm. Painted Fingertips | Colouring pencil butterfly wings

What do you think? If you haven’t tried this technique yet, you should – it literally turns your nails into a colouring book!

  • Annette H

    I haven’t this yet but I think I’m gonna have to. Its very cute

    • Painted Fingertips

      It’s really fun! The only downside is that your polish has to be really,
      really dry and the matte top coat I have doesn’t dry quickly.

  • Laura-Louise Knowles

    Wow these are stunning!! Such a clever technique xx

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Nichole C

    these are so pretty and ethereal

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! 🙂

  • Naked Without Polish

    In love!!!!

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  • Manna’s Manis

    Oooo this is stunning!

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  • Katherine

    This is an awesome technique! I definitely have to give it a try… Your blog is always so inspiring for me! 🙂

    • Painted Fingertips

      Aww thank you! I hope you try it!

  • Queen of Nails 83

    I have yet to perfect this technique and I love butterflies. I must keep trying!

    • Painted Fingertips

      You’ve tried this before? I haven’t seen anyone else except for Narmai of Piggieluv using this technique!

  • Lothwen Akira

    Wow…. just wow!!!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    These are so pretty! The bold lines of the wing outline against the softer shades is beautifully done

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! <3

  • Manases Andrea

    It looks so pretty and magical because of the glitter topper. Great one!

    • Painted Fingertips

      Thanks – the glitter topper finished it off for sure!

  • Ann

    I never would have guess you used sinful for this mani!

    • Painted Fingertips

      They’re my favourite mainstream brand for a reason!