Tuesday, November 20, 2012

negative spaces

inspired by chelseas get nailed and stephanie stone this week i attempted cut out nails also known as negative spaced nails. this trend has been recently seen on the runway on dresses known as "cut-out dresses". what i like most about this trend is that it pushes the boundaries of nail art removing nail polish to create the design.

striping tape
nail polish remover
point tip q-tips
opi here today aragon tomorrow
gold glitter stripper pen

step 1: paint two coats of opi here today aragon tomorrow. 

step 2: apply two pieces of striping tape to each nail creating the negative space. 

step 3: using a precision q-tip dipped in nail polish remover, remove the polish between the striping tape. repeat until the space is clean and you can see the base of the nail. 

step 4: (optional) outline the negative space with a gold glitter striping pen by painting on the polish at the edge of the clean space. 

step 5: paint two coats of clear top coat. 


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