So I previously discovered the use of painter’s tape for creating stencil patterns on nails. Then I saw this tutorial that involved painting tape to create a gingham pattern. Brilliant! I copied the gingham with metallic gold polish on pinky-coral polish, but didn’t have quite enough tape left for the other finger. Instead, I went for this random confetti look. I might like it even better than the gingham in the end – I’m imagining silver on black for New Years, gold on green or red for Christmas, and more.
How To: Gingham & Confetti Nail Art
Step One: Pull out 1-2 inches of tape from its holder, without cutting it off. Paint it with polish while it hangs there, then add another coat once it’s dry. Add coats til it’s sufficiently opaque (though I could imagine a more transparent look could be cool, too).
Step Two: Paint a base color on your nails and let it dry, without any top coat.
Step Three: Cut your tape into five tiny strips – thinner than it seems like they need to be! – and lay them across your ring finger in a gingham pattern. Use longer strips than you need for your nails; no need to measure anything.
Step Four: Trim excess tape with cuticle clippers or little scissors.
Step Five: Cut a few more strips of the same width. Chop them into little squares and place them randomly all over your other ring finger.
Step Six: Cover all nails with top coat – use a lot over the taped nails to create a mostly-flush surface – and allow to dry.
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