Sunday, October 14, 2012

Feather Tutorial

Alright I finally have another tutorial up for you guys.  This is really pretty simple and I will give you guys some tips and tricks as well.  

I used Orly Shockwave and a white striper polish

Step 1: Choose a base color and paint a couple of coats and let dry for 10-15 minutes
Step 2: Paint a diagonal stripe on your nail, it needs to be fairly thin and try to taper it at the tip
Step 3: Begin drawing the feather with short strokes making them longer at the base and shorter as you get to the tip of the feather.  It is easier to start farther away and pull the strokes towards your line.
Step 4:  Let the design dry for 15-20 minutes and then apply a top coat, careful to not streak your design!
Now some tips!  Make sure to wipe off most of the polish on the neck of the bottle when doing this design.  Doing this helps you to get more feathery looking strokes which is obviously what we are going for.  Also if you have covered up some of the stem of the feather once you are done you can go back over it a little bit with the striper again.  This design drys pretty quickly because you are almost dry brushing it so it makes for an easy quick nail art design.  Don't worry about every feather looking the same either they will all look different and that is what is so pretty about this look.  Also don't place them all in the same spot on each nail it looks more delicate if the are going in different directions on each nail (see my other feather mani here to get an idea of what that looks like).
Hope you enjoy trying these out you can comment or e-mail me if you have more questions about this design.

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