Standing in the Way of Control

Time for some new nails! Some of you might have seen a hint if them on my friend Becky’s craft day post. This is quite time consuming but I think the effect is worth it.

Firstly a base coat of course

Next a painted some green on the bottom of the nails, I did this freehand but you might want to use nail tape to get a clean line. I wanted the effect of one colour taking over the other so gradually reduced the amount if green.

Next the yellow which again I did freehand but you could use tape again. My green was thick so i only needed one coat but the yellow needed two.

Next for the dots. I have a dotting tool which I got in a beauty supply shop. It makes really small dots so I had to circle it round on my nail to make a bigger dot. I did the yellow dots first. Make sure you do a line of dots which crosses both colours.

Then added the green. Again make sure you do a line of dots which crosses both colours.

I use shellac so I cure each stage, if your using normal nail polish you’ll need to wait a while for it to dry. I finished it off with a top coat.

I thought it would be a bit much to do both hands with the pattern. I was also running out of time so I did my right hand only in the green. Here’s the finished look.


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