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Nail Art Tutorial: Spanish Pottery Design

Nail Art Tutorial: Spanish Pottery Design

11.11.15

By James

These navy blue tips inspired by Spanish pottery are impressively versatile: perfect for fall, cute for summer, and easily dressed up with rings for more formal occasions. And it’s not hard, either. All you’ll need is two colors an a dotting tool or brush. Ruth of @ruthsnailart shows you how.

  • For this nail design you will need:

    • Your favorite basecoat (I used OPI Nail Envy)
    • Navy blue nail polish (I used Ulta Moody Blues)
    • White striper (I used Stripe Rite) or a thin brush and white nail polish
    • A dotting tool
    • Your favorite top coat (I used Seche Vite)
    • OPI Drip Dry (optional)
    SLIDE 1 OF 6
  • Step 1:

    Start off by painting your nails with your favorite base coat. After the base coat is dry, paint your nails with two coats of navy blue nail polish to make the color opaque. Allow some time to dry before the next step.

    SLIDE 2 OF 6
  • Step 2:

    With your white nail striper or a small paintbrush dipped in white polish, paint three teardrop shapes on each corner of your nails making the center teardrop longer than the other two. Repeat this step so that there are 4 sets of 3 teardrops on each nail.

    SLIDE 3 OF 6
  • Step 3:

    This step can be a little tricky so be sure to be patient and take your time. Using your striper, make a thin outline around each teardrop and repeat this pattern on all of your nails.

    SLIDE 4 OF 6
  • Step 4:

    In the center of your nail, you are going to be painting two hearts with your white striper. Have one of the hearts facing the tip of your nail, and the other facing your cuticle. If you prefer to make hearts with a dotting tool, that works just as well. Repeat this step on all of your nails.

    SLIDE 5 OF 6
  • Step 5:

    Take your dotting tool and dip it in white polish or white acrylic paint and add dots in between the teardrops on each of your nails. Also add a dot in between both hearts on each nail. You can make as many or as few dots as you want. Allow your nails to dry and apply your favorite top coat to seal in the design and that's it!

    Find more of Ruth’s work online:
    Instagram: @ruthsnailart

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RuthiesNailArt

    [Courtesy of Ruth Hengst]

    SLIDE 6 OF 6
  • For this nail design you will need:

    • Your favorite basecoat (I used OPI Nail Envy)
    • Navy blue nail polish (I used Ulta Moody Blues)
    • White striper (I used Stripe Rite) or a thin brush and white nail polish
    • A dotting tool
    • Your favorite top coat (I used Seche Vite)
    • OPI Drip Dry (optional)
  • Step 1:

    Start off by painting your nails with your favorite base coat. After the base coat is dry, paint your nails with two coats of navy blue nail polish to make the color opaque. Allow some time to dry before the next step.

  • Step 2:

    With your white nail striper or a small paintbrush dipped in white polish, paint three teardrop shapes on each corner of your nails making the center teardrop longer than the other two. Repeat this step so that there are 4 sets of 3 teardrops on each nail.

  • Step 3:

    This step can be a little tricky so be sure to be patient and take your time. Using your striper, make a thin outline around each teardrop and repeat this pattern on all of your nails.

  • Step 4:

    In the center of your nail, you are going to be painting two hearts with your white striper. Have one of the hearts facing the tip of your nail, and the other facing your cuticle. If you prefer to make hearts with a dotting tool, that works just as well. Repeat this step on all of your nails.

  • Step 5:

    Take your dotting tool and dip it in white polish or white acrylic paint and add dots in between the teardrops on each of your nails. Also add a dot in between both hearts on each nail. You can make as many or as few dots as you want. Allow your nails to dry and apply your favorite top coat to seal in the design and that's it!

    Find more of Ruth’s work online:
    Instagram: @ruthsnailart

    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RuthiesNailArt

    [Courtesy of Ruth Hengst]

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