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Okay, so this isn't technically a craft project..
I couldn't decide how to paint my nails so i decided to paint them 5 different ways !
These designs are all very simple and only require a few nailpolishes.

Posted by Fondasaurusrex from U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, United States • Published See Fondasaurusrex's 11 projects »
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  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 1
    Step 1

    I will be showing you how to do
    - Checkerboard Print
    - 2 Funky Frenchs
    - Iris (Flower)
    - Leopard Print

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 2
    Step 2

    I am using (from left to right)
    Piggy Polish "Sublime"
    OPI "Need Sunglasses"
    Essie "Fiesta"
    Essie "Super Duper Top Coat"
    (not pictured) Essie "Protein Basecoat"
    I got all of these polishes from ULTA, a beauty supply store.

    STEP 1 FOR ALL MANICURES :
    Apply a base coat. You can either use your top coat or a special base coat. This will prevent your nail from being stained by the polish.
    LAST STEP FOR ALL MANICURES :
    Apply a clear top coat. This will make your manicure shiny and last longer.

    TIP :
    To mix your nailpolishes, roll it between your palms. Do not shake because it will create air bubbles in your polish.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 3
    Step 3

    #1 : Checker Board Patter
    - 2 Colors of nailpolish
    - toothpick
    - light colored thin tip sharpie

    Step 1 : Paint 2 layers of your base color and let dry.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 4
    Step 4

    Step 2: Draw a checker pattern with your thin tip light colored sharpie. You will not see this step in the finished product.

  • Step 5

    Step 3: Dump out some nailpolish on a piece of scratch paper then use your toothpick to fill in the checkerboard pattern.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 6
    Step 6

    #2 Funky French Tip Design 1
    - 3 Colors of Nail Polish

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 7
    Step 7

    Step 1:
    Apply a diagonal stripe of your 1st color.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 8
    Step 8

    Step 2:
    Using your 2 other colors, apply dots over your first color (while the first color is still wet).

  • Step 9

    Step 3:
    To get the dots to spread out a bit, shake your hand.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 10
    Step 10

    #3 Iris (flower)
    - 3 colors of polish
    - rhinestone
    - toothpick

    Step 1 : Apply a THICK coat of your base color.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 11
    Step 11

    Step 2 : While your first coat is still wet, put a dot in the middle. Then put another dot in the middle of your first dot.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 12
    Step 12

    Step 3: IMMEDIATELY, use your toothpick and pull the dot OUT on 4 corners.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 13
    Step 13

    Step 4: Then, pull your toothpick IN on the four corners that you haven't touched.
    Eww so messy :P

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 14
    Step 14

    Step 5: Plop a rhinestone in the middle of your Iris.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 15
    Step 15

    #4 Funky French 2 Candy Stripes
    - 2 or 3 colors of nail polish
    - toothpick

    Step 1:
    Along the top of your nail, draw stripes of each color.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 16
    Step 16

    Keep adding stripes until you get to the end!

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 17
    Step 17

    Using your toothpick, add a thin stripe under the "Candy Stripes"

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 18
    Step 18

    #5 Leopard Print
    - 3 colors of nail polish
    - toothpick

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 19
    Step 19

    Step 1: Paint 2 layers of your base color and let dry

    Step 2: Put random dots of your second color.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 20
    Step 20

    Step 3: Pour some nailpolish on a scratch paper and use the toothpick to partially outline the dots.

  • How to paint a nail painting. 5 Funky Manicures - Step 21
    Step 21

    Yay!
    Sorry for this super long tutorial
    Don't forget to put on top coat!!

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Ashley L.
Ashley L.
This is awesome!!
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Erica L.
Erica L. · Los Angeles, California, US · 13 projects
very creative + ambitious! i like it. <3
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Nicole Renee
Nicole Renee · Kansas City, Missouri, US · 16 projects
SO RAD!
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Cupcake girl
Cupcake girl · U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado, US · 28 projects
AMAZING!
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Kiwi
Kiwi
wow this is amazing, luv it thnx!
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Aless
Aless · 1 project
WOOOOOOOOOOOOAH!!!!! FOR YEARS IVE BEEN TRYING TO FIGURE OUT A WAY TO DO THIS AND YOUVE BROUGHT ME THE HOLY GRAIL!!!!! YEEEEEEEEEEEEEESSSSS!!!! >Happy im like doing this as i type!!! AND ITS SOOOO BEAUTIFUL!!!! THANK YOU THANK YOU!!!!!!!!
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nouk
nouk · 15 projects
really cool! thanks!
Have you seen my nailart? I put a how to for a butterflyHappy
Love the leoprint By the wayTongue
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Lilim
Lilim · 17 projects
@_@ You have a lot of free time huh I like the little 4 colour just on the white part of your finger nail I'm going to have to buy some colours and try this myself
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