Nail Art Tutorial: Lovely Lace, Part I

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Hi everybody! I’m going to be trying out some new things on my blog. For starters, every so often  I’ll post a new batch of nail art tutorials! Each set of tutorials will be related – one set will be all about drawing flowers, one about drawing fruit, etc. So with that, let’s begin the first tutorial set: lace! I also apologize ahead of time for my absolutely hideous cuticles. I was testing out a homemade nail polish remover this morning and…yeah. It wasn’t pretty, lol >_<!

Anyway…lace is beautiful and elegant in a manicure. I’m a huge fan of gothic/sweet lolita fashion, and ace is my favourite pattern to draw. However, it can be really difficult to get the lace look without using press-on decals, which don’t last that long before peeling and ruining your manicure.

Each tutorial is for a different lace ‘element’ which you can mix-and-match with other elements as you choose to make a unique design. I’ll definitely add more lace patterns in the future!

Oh, and for those who are curious – I use calligraphy pens and India ink. That way if I make an error I can just wipe it off with a Q-tip. You can easily seal it in with topcoat as long as you’re careful not to smudge it with the brush.

Must-have Materials:

  • Black or white nail polish, acrylic paint, ink, or nail art pens
  • Background colour
  • Top and base coat
  • Fine brush, toothpick, dotting tool, calligraphy pen, or nail art pens. Whatever fine-tipped tool you’re most comfortable with!

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Hopefully these lace tutorials have inspired you to create your own designs! Lace is incredibly versatile so there are thousands of unique patterns to be found. Check out fabric stores, fashion/wedding magazines, or historical paintings for inspiration.

I hope you found these tutorials helpful – if you have any questions don’t hesitate to leave a comment!

❤ CC

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13 comments on “Nail Art Tutorial: Lovely Lace, Part I

  1. craftynail says:

    You make them look easy when you break it down like that! You have such a cute blog!

  2. Kay says:

    Love it! Will try them out if I can. Thank you! 🙂

  3. Amy says:

    This is So pretty! Thanks for the tutorial 😀

  4. Oh em geeeeeee! Totally totally trying this! These are really beautiful! Do you think using a needle might work to, if I’m gentle enough? ♥

  5. These look amazing! I just picked up a calligraphy pen for nail art so I’ll try this soon!

  6. Tanya says:

    Thanks For Sharing This Tutorial. Really Awesome

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