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Nail Art Tutorial: Spring Flowers

Nail Art Tutorial: Spring Flowers

03.25.14

By Junaid

It’s surprisngly what sparks cool, new nail art! This captivating floral design by @nailsby_ana was inspired by a gorgeous coffee mug. Click through to see the tutorial.

  • You will need:

    • Base Coat (OPI Nail Envy for sensitive nails)
    • Sally Hansen “Sheer me now”
    • Top Coat (Essie Good To Go)
    • Blue Acrylic Craft Paint
    • Orange Acrylic Craft Paint
    • Green Acrylic Craft Paint
    • Black Acrylic Craft Paint
    • A fine nail art brush (Pure Color No.10 Available from @stylishnailart)
    SLIDE 1 OF 7
  • Step 1

    Step 1: Apply your base coat.

    SLIDE 2 OF 7
  • Step 2

    Step 2: Apply 3 thin coats of Sally Hansen Sheer Me Now.

    SLIDE 3 OF 7
  • Step 3

    Step 3: Apply a layer of top coat. It's very important to do this because if you mess up painting with the acrylic paint, you will be able to quickly remove imperfections (with water) without messing up your base color.

    SLIDE 4 OF 7
  • Step 4

    Step 4: Using your fine nail art brush, begin the flower design by painting the stem and leaves. Then, paint a dome-like shape for the part where the flower will be attached (also know as the receptacle). Outline the receptacle with black acrylic paint to create a more intricate look.

    SLIDE 5 OF 7
  • Step 5

    Step 5: Next, start by painting one petal near the center of your receptacle. You decide how thin or thick you want your petals to be. Then, paint two more petals on both sides of your first petal. Try to make the petals in a curved fashion to give a well rounded shape to your overall flower. Continue making an even number of petals on both sides until you have about 3-4 petals on each side.

    SLIDE 6 OF 7
  • Step 6

    Step 6: Using the same technique, paint more flowers on your other nails. Alternate the flower petal colors and flower placements to make a more intricate look. Make sure all of the flowers are pointing in the same direction for a unified style. The original idea is to have the flowers pointing downwards, but you decide what direction you want your flowers to point to. That's it, you're all done! Finish off with your top coat to seal in your design.

    Check out more of Ana's work on Instagram: @http://instagram.com/nailsby_ana

    SLIDE 7 OF 7
  • You will need:

    • Base Coat (OPI Nail Envy for sensitive nails)
    • Sally Hansen “Sheer me now”
    • Top Coat (Essie Good To Go)
    • Blue Acrylic Craft Paint
    • Orange Acrylic Craft Paint
    • Green Acrylic Craft Paint
    • Black Acrylic Craft Paint
    • A fine nail art brush (Pure Color No.10 Available from @stylishnailart)
  • Step 1

    Step 1: Apply your base coat.

  • Step 2

    Step 2: Apply 3 thin coats of Sally Hansen Sheer Me Now.

  • Step 3

    Step 3: Apply a layer of top coat. It's very important to do this because if you mess up painting with the acrylic paint, you will be able to quickly remove imperfections (with water) without messing up your base color.

  • Step 4

    Step 4: Using your fine nail art brush, begin the flower design by painting the stem and leaves. Then, paint a dome-like shape for the part where the flower will be attached (also know as the receptacle). Outline the receptacle with black acrylic paint to create a more intricate look.

  • Step 5

    Step 5: Next, start by painting one petal near the center of your receptacle. You decide how thin or thick you want your petals to be. Then, paint two more petals on both sides of your first petal. Try to make the petals in a curved fashion to give a well rounded shape to your overall flower. Continue making an even number of petals on both sides until you have about 3-4 petals on each side.

  • Step 6

    Step 6: Using the same technique, paint more flowers on your other nails. Alternate the flower petal colors and flower placements to make a more intricate look. Make sure all of the flowers are pointing in the same direction for a unified style. The original idea is to have the flowers pointing downwards, but you decide what direction you want your flowers to point to. That's it, you're all done! Finish off with your top coat to seal in your design.

    Check out more of Ana's work on Instagram: @http://instagram.com/nailsby_ana

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