Monday, July 22, 2013

The one with an aztec brooch

What you'll need:

  • bright nailpolish, I used 4 different colours
  • wooden oval, mine was 5 centimeters. I got it from this shop
  • tape
  • brooch pin
  • hobby glue
  • black marker, in the picture is a sharpie, but that one didn't really work as well as I hoped, so I used another one.
  • varnish

 Add tape

 Paint, I also painted the sides. Each colour was applied three times.

 Remove tape

 Paint some more, I left one part uncoloured

 Glue the brooch pin to the back

 Make patterns with your marker. I finished it with a layer of varnish.


  1. I love it! It's so bright and fun. I can't pin from my iPad, but I'll have to pin this tomorrow from my computer. I love finding new ways to use nail polish. I once used clear to seal a rusty spot on my bike!

    1. My bike has some rusty spots, I'll do the trick with the nailpolish when I get home :-) Clever idea.

  2. I love how the black marker really adds detail to the bright colors!

  3. Funky brooch and cute idea, Marieken!
    Sometimes I use clear nailpolish to seal some art object
    and also to fix holes temporarily in sheer stockings :)

  4. This looks like fun! Thanks for the great how-to post.

  5. Fun! I love the geometric look and bright colors! The black ink really adds a lot to the design, too.

  6. This is such a great DIY! It looks simple but also effective and wearable, I love the finished product :) xx


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