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Perfectly funky florals, perfect for any time of year!
This nail art requires a bit of free-hand skill and some creativity, but is a great place for beginning nail artists to begin branching out into free-hand work.

Posted by lacquerologist from Canton, Ohio, United States • Published See lacquerologist's 7 projects »
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  • How to paint patterned nail art. Bohemian Floral Print Nail Art - Step 1
    Step 1

    Prep your nails and apply base coat. Let dry. Apply your neutral base color and let dry. I am using OPI My Vampire Is Buff.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Bohemian Floral Print Nail Art - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using a large dotting tool, create round shapes of color. These will become your flowers. Gently press your dotting tool to the nail and make a circular motion to create a round shape slightly larger than the dotting tool. Aim to make two or three flowers on each nail. Here, I am using OPI Can't Find My Czechbook.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Bohemian Floral Print Nail Art - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using a large dotting tool, make a dot of color in the center of each flower. Here I've used OPI My Paprika Is Hotter Than Yours.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Bohemian Floral Print Nail Art - Step 4
    Step 4

    Using a small dotting tool, make another dot of color in the center of each flower. I used a darker shade, I Saw...U Saw...We Saw...Warsaw.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Bohemian Floral Print Nail Art - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using a black striper (or black polish and a striping brush), make a small curved line from each flower. This is your stem. Be thoughtful about the placement so that they do not overlap. I've used my go-to: It's So Easy StripeRite in black.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Bohemian Floral Print Nail Art - Step 6
    Step 6

    Again using the striper, create a small triangular shape on each stem. This is a leaf!

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Bohemian Floral Print Nail Art - Step 7
    Step 7

    Using a small dotting tool and black polish, outline each flower with small black dots. The smaller and more delicate the better, but they do not have to be perfect. I've used Wet N Wild Wild Shine Black Creme.

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Bohemian Floral Print Nail Art - Step 8
    Step 8

    To finish the design and make each nail appear to have an all-over design, fill in any blank space with colorful dots. I used OPI Suzi's Hungary Again!, which really pops!

  • How to paint patterned nail art. Bohemian Floral Print Nail Art - Step 9
    Step 9

    Clean-up your cuticles using acetone and an angled eye-liner brush. To avoid smearing, apply top coat when the design is completely dry.

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