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Nail Art How To: Chrysanthemum Nails

Nail Art How To: Chrysanthemum Nails

10.03.13

By niwp_admin
  • INTRODUCTION

    The perfectly mixed paints in this design make it a work of art. If you want your tips to be a mini-canvas, see how Chrissy August pulls this look together. For a quick pattern that requires less patience, try the basic idea with acrylic paints of your choice. First, get some tips from Chrissy

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  • TOOLS

    • Black nail polish
    • Seche Vite top coat
    • A paint palette (or a plastic lid from a jar or container)
    • A 000 tiny nail art or detail brush
    • A small square head brush
    • Acetone
    • Water
    • Rubbing alcohol
    • Bright red acrylic paint
    • Burgundy red acrylic paint
    • Lime green acrylic paint
    • White acrylic paint
    • Black acrylic paint
    SLIDE 2 OF 10
  • STEP 1

     Paint your nails black. Top coat with Seche Vite and let dry fully.

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  • STEP 2

    In your paint palette put one drop of bright red and dark red acrylic paint near each other. Then put a drop of black acrylic paint on the palette (away from the rest of the colors). Put a drop of the white and lime green acrylic paint near each other. Put a droplet of water in each paint drop and mix. Mix half of your bright red and half of the dark red paint together.

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  • STEP 3

    Mix half of the white and half of the lime green together.

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  • STEP 4

    In the lower right hand corner of your nail put a small spot of the pure lime green.

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  • STEP 5

    Surround this spot with 6-8 more spots of the pure lime green paint. (This should look like a tiny flower when you're done.) Let dry.

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  • STEP 6

    Rinse your brush in clean water. Now working in a counterclockwise direction, make little rounded petal shapes with the bright red paint going around the green center. Rinse your brush again and wipe it clean. Dip your brush in the medium red mixed part of the two red paints. Starting counter clockwise again, you will be making a tiny fan shape between the tips of the petal shapes you made before. Repeat steps 4-5 in the upper left area of your nail to form a second full flower.

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  • STEP 7

    Because red paint often doesn't cover as well as other colors, you might now want to go back and touch up your design with another coat. Add highlights with the green and white mixture by adding small light dots on your earlier green spots. Fix any imperfections with black acrylic paint. Top coat with Seche Viteand you're done!

    SLIDE 9 OF 10
  • OTHER TUTORIALS

     See other tutorials by Chrissy, like these Japanese Flower Vase Nails.

    See more nail art on Chrissy's Tumblr: chrissynailart.tumblr.com
    And on Instagram: @chrissynailart

    [Courtesy of Chrissy August]

    SLIDE 10 OF 10
  • INTRODUCTION

    The perfectly mixed paints in this design make it a work of art. If you want your tips to be a mini-canvas, see how Chrissy August pulls this look together. For a quick pattern that requires less patience, try the basic idea with acrylic paints of your choice. First, get some tips from Chrissy

  • TOOLS

    • Black nail polish
    • Seche Vite top coat
    • A paint palette (or a plastic lid from a jar or container)
    • A 000 tiny nail art or detail brush
    • A small square head brush
    • Acetone
    • Water
    • Rubbing alcohol
    • Bright red acrylic paint
    • Burgundy red acrylic paint
    • Lime green acrylic paint
    • White acrylic paint
    • Black acrylic paint
  • STEP 1

     Paint your nails black. Top coat with Seche Vite and let dry fully.

  • STEP 2

    In your paint palette put one drop of bright red and dark red acrylic paint near each other. Then put a drop of black acrylic paint on the palette (away from the rest of the colors). Put a drop of the white and lime green acrylic paint near each other. Put a droplet of water in each paint drop and mix. Mix half of your bright red and half of the dark red paint together.

  • STEP 3

    Mix half of the white and half of the lime green together.

  • STEP 4

    In the lower right hand corner of your nail put a small spot of the pure lime green.

  • STEP 5

    Surround this spot with 6-8 more spots of the pure lime green paint. (This should look like a tiny flower when you're done.) Let dry.

  • STEP 6

    Rinse your brush in clean water. Now working in a counterclockwise direction, make little rounded petal shapes with the bright red paint going around the green center. Rinse your brush again and wipe it clean. Dip your brush in the medium red mixed part of the two red paints. Starting counter clockwise again, you will be making a tiny fan shape between the tips of the petal shapes you made before. Repeat steps 4-5 in the upper left area of your nail to form a second full flower.

  • STEP 7

    Because red paint often doesn't cover as well as other colors, you might now want to go back and touch up your design with another coat. Add highlights with the green and white mixture by adding small light dots on your earlier green spots. Fix any imperfections with black acrylic paint. Top coat with Seche Viteand you're done!

  • OTHER TUTORIALS

     See other tutorials by Chrissy, like these Japanese Flower Vase Nails.

    See more nail art on Chrissy's Tumblr: chrissynailart.tumblr.com
    And on Instagram: @chrissynailart

    [Courtesy of Chrissy August]

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