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Well Done Gryffindor!
Show your love of Harry Potter with these Gryffindor inspired nails.

This design has some detailed freehand painting, so it is more on the advanced end of nail art.

Posted by Lacquered Lawyer from Shingle Springs, California, United States • Published See Lacquered Lawyer's 39 projects »
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  • How to paint a character nail. Harry Potter - Step 1
    Step 1

    Apply the base colors - thumb and ring in gold, index in black, and middle and pinky in white.

  • How to paint a character nail. Harry Potter - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using gold polish and a fine detailing nail art brush, paint the Harry Potter logo on the index finger.

  • How to paint a character nail. Harry Potter - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint Hedwig on the middle finger.
    ◦Paint two yellow ovals for eyes, with a line of sparkly yellow polish across the top.
    ◦Mix the grey polish with some clear top coat to make it sheer, then paint it under the eyes and around the center of the face.
    ◦Use black to outline the eyes, paint pupils, and a beak. Make a sheer black to feather out around the beak.
    ◦Dot white highlight marks on the pupils.

  • How to paint a character nail. Harry Potter - Step 4
    Step 4

    Cut thick strips of masking tape for stripes on the ring finger. Apply them so they are the same width apart as they are thick. Paint with maroon polish, like the other Gryffindor color, and remove the tape.

  • How to paint a character nail. Harry Potter - Step 5
    Step 5

    Cut a lightning bolt shape out of masking tape, place on the middle of the thumb, and paint with maroon polish. Remove the tape.

  • How to paint a character nail. Harry Potter - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use the nail art brush with black polish to paint the Deathly Hallows symbol on the pinky. Start by painting the triangle, then the circle, and the line down the middle last.

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