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Nail Art Tutorial: Quilted Manicure

Nail Art Tutorial: Quilted Manicure

01.26.16

By James

Try a new texture in your manicure! Casey of DullLikeGlitter reveals the easy process of creating quilted nails. 

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  • Things you need:

    For this tutorial you will need a nail polish in any color of your choice, a matte top coat, a floss pick (found in the oral hygiene section at any drugstore) and a white polish dotter. I will be using Zoya BluButter London Matte Finish Top Coat and a Crown Nail Art striper/dotter. 

    SLIDE 1 OF 9
  • Step 1:

    Start by painting all of your nails with your chosen color and let dry. From this point on, you will only work on a few nails at a time. Paint two or three nails with a second coat of color. A few minutes later, coat with your matte topper. Allow them 5-7 minutes to dry until dentable and gummy.

    SLIDE 2 OF 9
  • Step 2:

    Using your floss pick, gently roll from one side of the nail to the other at a diagonal. 

    SLIDE 3 OF 9
  • Step 3:

    Keep parallel to your first line and continue to press more diagonal lines as you go down the nail. 

    SLIDE 4 OF 9
  • Step 4:

    Time to criss cross! Angle your floss pick perpendicular to your previous lines and press into the polish.

    SLIDE 5 OF 9
  • Step 5:

    Keeping perpendicular, dent more lines up the nail to create quilting.

    SLIDE 6 OF 9
  • Step 6:

    You should now have a quilting pattern on your nail. At this point you may have to go back into your dented lines with the floss pick to touch up any lines that need more definition or to be straightened out.   

    SLIDE 7 OF 9
  • Step 7:

    Using your white dotter add a dot of polish where any lines intersect. This will clean up the design and make it look more seamless. You can also use nail glue and small studs for a 3-D look or use nail glue and small pieces of glitter to make it glitzy and glamorous.

    SLIDE 8 OF
  • Step 8:

    All done!  Now you can use this look as a posh accent nail or coat yourself all over in quilting. I’ve used it here for Parisian inspired nails.

    See more art by Casey on her Instagram: @DullLikeGlitter
    Twitter: @https://twitter.com/dulllikeglitter
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/dulllikeglitter/videos
    Or check out her blog: www.dulllikeglitter.com

    [Courtesy of Casey of DullLikeGlitter]

    SLIDE 9 OF 9
  • Things you need:

    For this tutorial you will need a nail polish in any color of your choice, a matte top coat, a floss pick (found in the oral hygiene section at any drugstore) and a white polish dotter. I will be using Zoya BluButter London Matte Finish Top Coat and a Crown Nail Art striper/dotter. 

  • Step 1:

    Start by painting all of your nails with your chosen color and let dry. From this point on, you will only work on a few nails at a time. Paint two or three nails with a second coat of color. A few minutes later, coat with your matte topper. Allow them 5-7 minutes to dry until dentable and gummy.

  • Step 2:

    Using your floss pick, gently roll from one side of the nail to the other at a diagonal. 

  • Step 3:

    Keep parallel to your first line and continue to press more diagonal lines as you go down the nail. 

  • Step 4:

    Time to criss cross! Angle your floss pick perpendicular to your previous lines and press into the polish.

  • Step 5:

    Keeping perpendicular, dent more lines up the nail to create quilting.

  • Step 6:

    You should now have a quilting pattern on your nail. At this point you may have to go back into your dented lines with the floss pick to touch up any lines that need more definition or to be straightened out.   

  • Step 7:

    Using your white dotter add a dot of polish where any lines intersect. This will clean up the design and make it look more seamless. You can also use nail glue and small studs for a 3-D look or use nail glue and small pieces of glitter to make it glitzy and glamorous.

  • Step 8:

    All done!  Now you can use this look as a posh accent nail or coat yourself all over in quilting. I’ve used it here for Parisian inspired nails.

    See more art by Casey on her Instagram: @DullLikeGlitter
    Twitter: @https://twitter.com/dulllikeglitter
    Youtube: www.youtube.com/user/dulllikeglitter/videos
    Or check out her blog: www.dulllikeglitter.com

    [Courtesy of Casey of DullLikeGlitter]

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