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Nail Art Tutorial: Negative Space and Flowers

Nail Art Tutorial: Negative Space and Flowers

11.17.14

By semick

The trend that’s happening big time: negative space. Hiroko Fujikawa, expert in Japanese nail art and owner of MARS the Salon mixed it up with some classic flowers to balance it out. Click through to see how it’s done.

Images: Alex Sclavos/MARS the Salon

  • Step 1

    Apply a base coat.

    SLIDE 1 OF 12
  • Step 2

    Apply a white nail polish on the thumb, middle, and pinky fingers.

    SLIDE 2 OF 12
  • Step 3

    Draw blue outer lines on the index and ring fingers.

    SLIDE 3 OF 12
  • Step 4

    Draw two diagonal lines inside of the blue outer lines.

    SLIDE 4 OF 12
  • Step 5

    Draw a centerline with blue nail polish.

    SLIDE 5 OF 12
  • Step 6

    Draw diagonal lines with blue nail polish.

    SLIDE 6 OF 12
  • Step 7

    Draw a half moon shape with light gray nail polish and a thin art brush.

    SLIDE 7 OF 12
  • Step 8

    Draw outer lines with a light brown nail polish.

    SLIDE 8 OF 12
  • Step 9

    Draw flowers with a black nail polish and a thin art brush.

    SLIDE 9 OF 12
  • Step 10

    Continue the same process to draw flowers.

    SLIDE 10 OF 12
  • Step 11

    Draw the same flowers on the middle and pinky fingers.

    SLIDE 11 OF 12
  • Step 12

    Apply a top coat. Done!

    [Images: Alex Sclavos/MARS the Salon]

    SLIDE 12 OF 12
  • Step 1

    Apply a base coat.

  • Step 2

    Apply a white nail polish on the thumb, middle, and pinky fingers.

  • Step 3

    Draw blue outer lines on the index and ring fingers.

  • Step 4

    Draw two diagonal lines inside of the blue outer lines.

  • Step 5

    Draw a centerline with blue nail polish.

  • Step 6

    Draw diagonal lines with blue nail polish.

  • Step 7

    Draw a half moon shape with light gray nail polish and a thin art brush.

  • Step 8

    Draw outer lines with a light brown nail polish.

  • Step 9

    Draw flowers with a black nail polish and a thin art brush.

  • Step 10

    Continue the same process to draw flowers.

  • Step 11

    Draw the same flowers on the middle and pinky fingers.

  • Step 12

    Apply a top coat. Done!

    [Images: Alex Sclavos/MARS the Salon]

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