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Nail Art How To: Polka Dot Nail Art

Nail Art How To: Polka Dot Nail Art

04.24.13

By Elma

Nail Artist Nicole Ferro shares how to create fun dotted nail designs with the Nail Art Spot Swirl tool.

  • Supplies Needed:

    *You will need a Nail Art Spot Swirl or Dotting Tool. These come in different sizes for different sized dots. The one used in this example was a small.

    *Base Coat Polish

    *Nail Polish Base Color

    *Business Card

    *Acrylic Paint or Nail Polish Color for Polka Dots

    *Quick Dry Top Coat

    SLIDE 1 OF 8
  • Steps 1 - 3

    1. File, buff and clean nails. Dry well.

    2. Apply base coat to all ten nails.

    3. Apply first coat of base color to all ten nails. Repeat with a second coat of base color.

    SLIDE 2 OF 8
  • Steps 4 - 6

    4. Pick a color or colors that contrast with the base coat for the dots. This will make them pop out on the nail.

    5. Try a few practice dots on a business card before starting on a nail.

    6. Make a line of dots down the middle of nail and fill in negative space moving outward toward cuticles until the nail is covered. You can choose to dot all nails or just a few.

    SLIDE 3 OF 8
  • Steps 7 - 9

    7. Let dots dry completely. This helps prevent dots from dragging.

    8. Use a quick dry top coat on all ten nails.

    9. Sit still and let nails dry completely. You have completed professional looking, stylish nail art all you friends will rave about!

    Continue on to check out creative polka dot nail design ideas for inspiration!

    SLIDE 4 OF 8
  • Other Nail Design

    SLIDE 5 OF 8
  • Creative Nail Design

    SLIDE 6 OF 8
  • Polka dot Nail Design

    SLIDE 7 OF 8
  • Creative Polka Dot Nail Design

    SLIDE 8 OF 8
  • Supplies Needed:

    *You will need a Nail Art Spot Swirl or Dotting Tool. These come in different sizes for different sized dots. The one used in this example was a small.

    *Base Coat Polish

    *Nail Polish Base Color

    *Business Card

    *Acrylic Paint or Nail Polish Color for Polka Dots

    *Quick Dry Top Coat

  • Steps 1 - 3

    1. File, buff and clean nails. Dry well.

    2. Apply base coat to all ten nails.

    3. Apply first coat of base color to all ten nails. Repeat with a second coat of base color.

  • Steps 4 - 6

    4. Pick a color or colors that contrast with the base coat for the dots. This will make them pop out on the nail.

    5. Try a few practice dots on a business card before starting on a nail.

    6. Make a line of dots down the middle of nail and fill in negative space moving outward toward cuticles until the nail is covered. You can choose to dot all nails or just a few.

  • Steps 7 - 9

    7. Let dots dry completely. This helps prevent dots from dragging.

    8. Use a quick dry top coat on all ten nails.

    9. Sit still and let nails dry completely. You have completed professional looking, stylish nail art all you friends will rave about!

    Continue on to check out creative polka dot nail design ideas for inspiration!

  • Other Nail Design

  • Creative Nail Design

  • Polka dot Nail Design

  • Creative Polka Dot Nail Design

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