» blanket print nails

12/17/2011

Colors: Poinsettia (China Glaze), Icicle (China Glaze), Black Lingerie (Revlon)
This nail art design is pretty easy to recreate! All you need is three colors of nail polish (one for your “gift,” one for the bow, and one with which to outline the bow), a thin paintbrush or striper, and whatever you use as a dotting tool.
Start by painting half your nail with your gift color (in my case, that’s the red). Don’t stress about making straight lines! If you need more than one coat of your gift color, make sure you wait for each coat of nail polish to dry before applying more.
Next, using your bow color (silver) and a large dotting tool or the back end of a make-up brush, create a large dot in the middle of your nail. Once this has completely dried, use a smaller dotting tool or a toothpick to create the wings of your bow. It’s okay if this part doesn’t look super precise.
After everything from the previous step has dried, use a striper or thin paintbrush to outline the details in your bow. This is where neatness counts, so take your time. I start by outlining the wings of the bow, then the middle of the bow, and then I add the tiny details within the bow.
In case you’re curious, I used this paintbrush (I purchased it from Michaels) to paint on the outline/details of the bow. Perusing the paintbrushes at any craft store is a great way to find ideal paintbrushes for nail art. You definitely don’t need the exact same paintbrush I use.
Once everything has dried, don’t forget to seal in your design with your favorite top coat!
This design is so versatile. You can “tie up” all your nails, use the design to accent just one nail, or use different gift and bow colors to really make a statement! Best of all, you can bring it back for any gift-giving occasion. Enjoy! :)

Colors: Poinsettia (China Glaze), Icicle (China Glaze), Black Lingerie (Revlon)

This nail art design is pretty easy to recreate! All you need is three colors of nail polish (one for your “gift,” one for the bow, and one with which to outline the bow), a thin paintbrush or striper, and whatever you use as a dotting tool.

Start by painting half your nail with your gift color (in my case, that’s the red). Don’t stress about making straight lines! If you need more than one coat of your gift color, make sure you wait for each coat of nail polish to dry before applying more.

Next, using your bow color (silver) and a large dotting tool or the back end of a make-up brush, create a large dot in the middle of your nail. Once this has completely dried, use a smaller dotting tool or a toothpick to create the wings of your bow. It’s okay if this part doesn’t look super precise.

After everything from the previous step has dried, use a striper or thin paintbrush to outline the details in your bow. This is where neatness counts, so take your time. I start by outlining the wings of the bow, then the middle of the bow, and then I add the tiny details within the bow.

In case you’re curious, I used this paintbrush (I purchased it from Michaels) to paint on the outline/details of the bow. Perusing the paintbrushes at any craft store is a great way to find ideal paintbrushes for nail art. You definitely don’t need the exact same paintbrush I use.

Once everything has dried, don’t forget to seal in your design with your favorite top coat!

This design is so versatile. You can “tie up” all your nails, use the design to accent just one nail, or use different gift and bow colors to really make a statement! Best of all, you can bring it back for any gift-giving occasion. Enjoy! :)

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