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Nail Art How To: Vintage Floral Doc Martens Inspired Nails

Nail Art How To: Vintage Floral Doc Martens Inspired Nails

08.23.13

By niwp_admin

There’s no such thing as too many pairs of shoes or too many bottles of nail polish! To celebrate our fondness for both, we’re sharing a pretty vintage floral nail design inspired by a pair of Doc Martens. Megan Denman from Instagram’s @snowglobenails guides us step-by-step to create this lovely nail art masterpiece.

  • STEP 1

    Start with a clean black base. Here I have used Covergirl Black Diamond. You can use any color for a background, but the black is reminiscent of the Doc Marten floral boots that inspired this mani.

    SLIDE 1 OF 7
  • STEP 2

    Start applying colored blobs with the brush in a rounded fluffy pattern. They may not look much at the moment but you need to add more detail to make them pop. They don't need to be perfect either.

    SLIDE 2 OF 7
  • STEP 3

    I have used two different base colors for the roses, a dark red and a peach color. Add them around the first color in the same fluffy style.

    SLIDE 3 OF 7
  • STEP 4

    When dry, with a lighter red, use a fine brush and make swift rounded lines within the base color. They don't need to be perfect, in fact if some polish lines are thicker than others it creates a 3D effect with the flowers.

    SLIDE 4 OF 7
  • STEP 5

    Do the same with the other colour rose, using a light peach/pink, adding thin lines. I also added light milky white lines on both roses to make the flowers stand out even more.

    SLIDE 5 OF 7
  • STEP 6

    Now it's time to add the leaves. Use a mid-green colour and add short single strokes outside the edge of the flowers. Do around 3 leaves for each flower.

    SLIDE 6 OF 7
  • STEP 7

    Use a lighter green and do tiny lines over the mid-green to again create a 3D effect. And you're done!

    Of course, make sure you finish it with a clear top coat when the design is dry. This smooths out the design and will allow the mani to last longer. I used a thin coat of Poshe for this design. Alternatively, you can use a matte top coat. I personally prefer it, as it looks more like the floral Doc Martens. Ta-dah, you're done!

    Find Megan Online:

    Instagram: @snowglobenails
    Blog: Snowglobe Nails

    [Images courtesy of Megan Denman/@snowglobenails on Instagram]

     

    SLIDE 7 OF 7
  • STEP 1

    Start with a clean black base. Here I have used Covergirl Black Diamond. You can use any color for a background, but the black is reminiscent of the Doc Marten floral boots that inspired this mani.

  • STEP 2

    Start applying colored blobs with the brush in a rounded fluffy pattern. They may not look much at the moment but you need to add more detail to make them pop. They don't need to be perfect either.

  • STEP 3

    I have used two different base colors for the roses, a dark red and a peach color. Add them around the first color in the same fluffy style.

  • STEP 4

    When dry, with a lighter red, use a fine brush and make swift rounded lines within the base color. They don't need to be perfect, in fact if some polish lines are thicker than others it creates a 3D effect with the flowers.

  • STEP 5

    Do the same with the other colour rose, using a light peach/pink, adding thin lines. I also added light milky white lines on both roses to make the flowers stand out even more.

  • STEP 6

    Now it's time to add the leaves. Use a mid-green colour and add short single strokes outside the edge of the flowers. Do around 3 leaves for each flower.

  • STEP 7

    Use a lighter green and do tiny lines over the mid-green to again create a 3D effect. And you're done!

    Of course, make sure you finish it with a clear top coat when the design is dry. This smooths out the design and will allow the mani to last longer. I used a thin coat of Poshe for this design. Alternatively, you can use a matte top coat. I personally prefer it, as it looks more like the floral Doc Martens. Ta-dah, you're done!

    Find Megan Online:

    Instagram: @snowglobenails
    Blog: Snowglobe Nails

    [Images courtesy of Megan Denman/@snowglobenails on Instagram]

     

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