American Flag Nail Art

by - 08 May

You will need:



All BarryM

3 in 1 Clear & Matt White

Bright Red & Cobalt Blue

You will also need to cut masking tape into teeny tiny little strips the same measurement and thickness to each other, like this...



I think this photo pretty much demonstrates the size (I recommend  3-4 mm).

Step 1: Apply basecoat, let it dry



Step 2: Apply the white nail polish



Step 3: Stick on the masking tape, make sure to apply it so that you don't trap any air and that it is firmly stuck to your nails. (I tried to remove the masking tape when my nails felt like they were dry but when I removed the masking tap it peeled off all my white nail polish!) I would suggest waiting 25 minutes before putting on the masking tape.



Step 3: Very carefully apply the red nail polish but make sure to only have a light amount on the brush.



As you can probably see, I went with a very BIG chunk of masking tape on the end, but it was ok for this as it was the red stripe on the end. After doing this wait for the paint to settle before removing the masking tape (you don't need to wait for it to completely dry, but do wait for it to settle as it would cause your red to run if you don't.)

Step 4:

 Place two new strips of masking tape like so.

Continue with this for the rest of your nails...



Step 5: After all the red has dried...



All you have to do is accurately and on the correct spot (to the left of every nail) apply the blue. If you don't believe you will be able to do this accurately, don't worry, a little bit of a wobbly line won't be noticed, but if you really think you need some help, try using making tape for this too, to create the perfect rectangle. Remember, since all your nails are a different size, cut individual sizes out for this part particularly. It doesn't particularly matter with the strips bit if you're a perfectionist then by all means perfect!




Let me know of what you think of my method and if you have tried it and been successful with it.

Have you seen? Floral Print Nails?

Or my previous post on Delicate Jewellery?

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