How To Do: Tiger Stripes Nail Art
Wrapping up the Animal themed Nail Art Wednesdays, let's end with an Orange and Black Tiger Stripe Design inspired by my hometown team, The Cincinnati Bengals! I'll resume in November with a crocodile, giraffe, snake, and more fun animal prints!
Supplies Used: Orange and Black Design - Nubar Foundation (base), Nubar Diamont (top coat), OPI On the Same Paige, Detailed Brush and Black Acrylic Paint. Neon and Black Design - Massini Neon Pink, Neon Greenlight, Neon Caution and Orange Hot.
STEP 1: Start with OPI On the Same Paige or any orange base color. Apply two coats and let dry.
STEP 2: Using a detailed or striper art brush, it's time to draw. Here are a couple different methods you can use for creating tiger stripes. First, I always start with a pattern from left to right.
1. Take your brush, dip it into black acrylic paint and press down to create a thicker stripe on the outer side of the nail. In that same stroke, take pressure off your brush and pull straight out to create a thinner line. Let Dry. Tip: Try twisting your brush when pulling out to create a curvy line. OR
2. Start with a very thin line and gradually build stripes until you're satisfied with the thickness. OR
3. Make a dot and build your lines the same way as mentioned in 2. OR
4. With the brush make two dots in a sideways "v" motion and build your lines outward like 2 and 3.
Still having trouble with your stripes? No worries, I have a much easier process below.
Almost finish, it's time for the top coat!
STEP 3: Add a glossy top coat and that's it!
If you're having trouble perfecting tiger stripes, this is a great design to try out for beginners. It's EASY and super cute, especially with a neon mani or pedi! A striper nail art brush also works really well with wavy long lines.
What do you think of Tiger Stripes? Do you have any other techniques not listed above? Have a Happy Monday!
Posted by Steph at 11:40:am
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Natalie said on Mar 21st, 2011 7:06 pm
OMG! Thanks! This will so help me! I see my friend with these nails all the time, but I have no idea how to create them! Thanks so much! :)