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Nail Art Projects
by Sam Biddle

Increasing demand for unique nails has led to greater experimentation with design and the products used. The opportunities are as endless as your imagination. Nails can be hung with feathers to produce a colourful look with an unusual texture. Small pieces of material, particularly lace, can look stylish on their own or act as a stencil for nail design. In this project, tulle is used as a stencil to create a fantastic snakeskin effect.

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© 2018 Helena Biggs / Arcturus Publishing · Reproduced with permission. · Eye-Catching and Stylish Designs by Salon Professionals
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  • How to paint an animal print nail. Snakeskin Effect Nails - Step 1
    Step 1

    Prepare the nails by pushing back the cuticles and applying a good quality base coat. Apply a nude polish in two thin coats, using one that is as close to the skin tone as possible. Alternatively, try a darker, bolder base colour.

  • How to paint an animal print nail. Snakeskin Effect Nails - Step 2
    Step 2

    Place a piece of tulle over the dry polish and hold firmly

  • How to paint an animal print nail. Snakeskin Effect Nails - Step 3
    Step 3

    Dab the sponge in a bright nail polish. Remove the excess, then press the sponge onto the tulle on the nail. You can
    dab all over or just on a section of the nail, depending on the look you want to achieve.

  • How to paint an animal print nail. Snakeskin Effect Nails - Step 4
    Step 4

    Gently peel away the tulle to leave

  • How to paint an animal print nail. Snakeskin Effect Nails - Step 5
    Step 5

    Apply a layer of top coat to a snakeskin effect.

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