Stephanie Perkins Book Cover Inspired Art {DIY}

Nail art & reading aren’t the only two things I do in my free time. Sometimes, I even dabble in the world of DIY artsy stuff! In 2015, I read one of the most adorable contemporary series ever – Anna and the French Kiss (et al) by Stephanie Perkins. Seriously guys, they’re THE CUTEST!

Since I basically fell head over heels for this series, I was most definitely inspired to do all the things: nails, YouTube videos, arts & crafts. So far, I’ve completed one of those projects – these super fun and simple cover-inspired prints!

Stephanie Perkins book cover-inspired DIY prints // Novels and Nail Polish

Everybody loves a good ombre, and each of these books has their own distinctive color palette. To complete this project, I used the following

  • High-quality art paper
  • Scrap paper to trace doodle
  • Sharpies – black + one color for each book (pink, orange, green)
  • Nail Polish – 3 colors for each book in varying shades

Stephanie Perkins book cover-inspired DIY prints // Novels and Nail Polish

I started off by hand-letteringΒ each couple’s names slightly above center, so there’s a bit of extra room at the bottom for the ombre polish. Once I finished off the names, I traced the doodles from the covers (heart for Anna, star for Lola and rose for Isla) and drew them in between the names with Sharpie. To finish up, I pained the nail polish across the bottom from darkest to lightest. To make it look extra blended, make sure you overlap the two colors as it transitions. Of course, don’t worry about it looking “perfect” because that’s the fun in the messy style!

Stephanie Perkins book cover-inspired DIY prints // Novels and Nail Polish

Stephanie Perkins book cover-inspired DIY prints // Novels and Nail Polish

Stephanie Perkins book cover-inspired DIY prints // Novels and Nail Polish

Have you read this trilogy? Which is your favorite?? Happy Reading!

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