Okay… so maybe it’s not exactly 50 shades… but here’s a super cool and really easy nail art design that will have you saying… WOW!
Loving the combination of shades of red during the winter I really wanted to try something different.
It just so happens that I discovered a cool new way to get negative space nail art without striping tape! Created by celebrity nail artist Miss Pop Nails here’s her take on a new easy way to get negative space nail art in a flash! Take a look at the video below for her take on negative space nail art. Then check out my rendition on the same same technique below!
At first I tried Miss Pop Nail’s technique using a dotting tool to remove a section of the top layer of polish. This technique works great if your looking to reveal your natural nail tone. But in my case I only wanted to reveal the base color. So, unfortunately.. every time I swiped away… My gold base color would disappear too. 🙁 No Bueno..
So I thought.. why not use a brush instead? It virtually does the exact same thing as a dotting tool but soft enough to leave the base color.
& Voilla!! It did the trick!
So here’s what I used…
- Start off with one coat of Azature Alloy for the base color of each nail. Let each nail dry.
- Next working one nail at a time paint every other nail with red. Alternating two shades of wine. I used Azature Burlesque (left) and Azature Blackberry (right)
- Before your top color dries… quickly take a thin short paint brush or nail art striping brush and wipe away the area you want the base color to show.
In my case I swiped a horizontal line across the base of each nail.
- Lastly seal in your design using your favorite dry fast top coat.
Now… if you are working with only 1 color of polish and you want to have your natural nail color show through, but you don’t have a dotting tool or a paint brush. Try using a toothpick & most of all… have fun!