Jul 26, 2015

Tutorial: Ikat Print

Hi All, I created a step-by-step tutorial for you all to create Ikat print nail art from my last post.

For this nail art you would need -
1. Nail Polishes.
2. A thin nail art brush.
3. Top Coat.
4. Base Coat.

Step 1. To start, first paint your nails with a base coat to protect your nails.

Step 2. When the base coat is dry, on top of it paint your nails with a base polish. I used a grey polish called Sally Hansen's Wet Cement. Make sure you polish dries completely, before you attempt Step 3.

Step 3. Now using a nail art brush, create two white irregular triangle shapes on each of your nails. For white polish I used Butter London's Cotton Buds.

Step 4. Using your second color (I used Zoya's Darcy - a perfect yellow shade), place a small amount in the middle of your white triangles. Follow the general shape of the white triangle. It doesn't have to be perfect.

Step 5. Now using a black polish and a thin nail art brush, outline your white triangles. Be careful not to make the outline too thick as you still want to see the white underneath. Black polish I used here is Butter London's Union Jack Black.

Step 6. Now add black polish in tiny triangles inside the second color(yellow) triangles that you created. Make sure yellow is still visible, as it's the brightest color of this design and gives the wow-factor to it.

Step 7. Once all the nail art is dry, seal it with your favorite top coat. That's it, EASY isn't it.

If you liked this pictorial and would like to see more of these for other nail art designs, let me know in the comments section below. You can also communicate with me on Facebook and Instagram. Enjoy!!!