Nail Art Projects
by Denise Wright
Use the printed patterns on napkins to create quick, striking designs. This style is ideal for seasonal occasions and people who are less at ease with freehand and intricate designs.
It involves cutting patterns from a napkin and incorporating them into nail work.
Apply a top coat directly over the base coat. While the polish is still wet, place the napkin piece over it and hold on to the nail – use tweezers if necessary. The top coat will seep through
the napkin, forming a seal. While the top coat is still wet, apply another layer over the napkin design.
Repeat on all nails and seal the free edge with top coat or nail glue to prevent the napkin from peeling.
• Apply coloured polish after the base coat, if desired, to strengthen the design.
• Always split the layers of the napkin and only apply the top layer with the design to the nail, otherwise the paper will be too thick for the top coat to seep through.
• Apply an additional layer of top coat for a smooth finish.
• If stick-on nails are used, complete the application of the napkin on these nails before affixing them to the natural nail.