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Delicious Nail Art!
I used the following colors/products, but you can use whatever you have on hand. The nail base color can be anywhere from red to pink, and the seeds can be black or yellow. Yellow is perhaps more accurate/true to life, but I decided to go with black for my own color scheme.

Some alternatives if you don't happen to own a nail art pen would be dipping a tooth pick or fine paint brush in paint. And if you don't have a dotting tool, the end of a bobby pin works just as well with a tooth pick or dried up ink pen to drag the paint inwards to form the petal.

I used two coats of OPI Strawberry Margarita followed by one of California Raspberry for my base color. The leaves and flower were done with basic craft store acrylics. These are easier to paint details with than nail polish, as they can be watered down for nice, smooth strokes. Use a very fine brush and build up your colors in layers so that they stay nice and flat rather than lumpy. Finally, seal your acrylic in with a good top coat. I used Konad's Top Coat just because I find it to be nice and thick and strong.

Posted by Dottidal from San Francisco, California, United States • Published See Dottidal's 7 projects »
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  • How to paint a fruity nail. Sweet Summer Strawberries - Step 1
    Step 1

    On top of the base color of your choice, add tear drop shaped seeds with a nail art pen, tooth pick, or fine brush.

  • How to paint a fruity nail. Sweet Summer Strawberries - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint the leaves & vines in white as a base coat so that when you add the green it is not muddied by the red background and is nice and bright. I am using acrylic paint here and building it up in several thin layers. It does not need to be perfect as you will be painting on top of it anyway.

  • How to paint a fruity nail. Sweet Summer Strawberries - Step 3
    Step 3

    Now fill in with green. I used several different shades to add dimension. Again, I am using acrylic for these details as it is easier to manipulate. I chose to do the vine detail on just two fingers of each hand only.

  • How to paint a fruity nail. Sweet Summer Strawberries - Step 4
    Step 4

    To create the blossom, use a dotting tool or the end of a bobby pin to make five white dots in a circle. With a tooth pick, drag the dots into the center while the paint is wet. Add a yellow dot in the center.

    All done!

  • Step 5

    See all the steps in action here. :)

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CO + K User

Very cute, but I'd stress out too much to do it!
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Amber D.
Amber D.
That's amazing!! Wish I had such a steady hand!
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Alina M.
Alina M.
Beautiful!
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