Hi lovely readers! A lot of you asked me if I could do a nail art tutorial for the poppy nails, I made last week. I have never made a tutorial before and today I challenged myself and here is my first attempt in a photo nail art tutorial. The photo above is from my first, original post. I tried to recreate it as best as I could. Please be gentle…
Before you start, make sure you have gathered all the tools needed. You will need:
- Thin brushes
- Dotting tool (or a toothpick)
- Light nail polish for a base (can be white, cream or light yellow)
- Red nail polish for poppies (make sure your red color goes more towards orange tone rather than blue to make your poppies look more realistic)
- Green nail polish for stems
- Black nail polish for the middles
- Matte top coat
1. Start with Base
Use a white, cream or light yellow nail polish for your base. Make sure it’s opaque and that it covers the whole nail. When your base polish is completely dry, put a matte top coat. I did that to make my base look smoother and to make the red poppies stand out more.
2. Paint Flower Shapes
Using a thin brush, paint the poppy flower shapes. I used a red nail polish from Essie (no.244 Snap Happy). Paint the flowers randomly and leave some space for the buds on some of your nails.
3. Paint the Buds
Using the same red nail polish and a thinner brush, paint the buds.
4. Make the Middles Base
Take the same light nail polish, as you used for the base, and using a dotting tool create random shapes in the middle of the flowers.
5. Make the Black Middles
Take your black nail polish to make the middles of the poppies. You can do that by using a very small dotting tool or a toothpick. I did my middles with a toothpick. The trick is, to dip a toothpick in the black nail polish and with a small amount of polish push it to the light base to create some holes. I hope that makes sense.
6. Make Green Stems
Using a thin brush again, make green stems and leaves. I used my favorite green polish from GOSH (no. 606 Early Green).
That’s it! I hope my description was understandable and that you can figure out what to do in each step. Making photo tutorials is not a piece of cake! It is really much more difficult than I thought. It took me half day to make this haha! I had some troubles with shooting photos of my hand in the exact same position (you can see that some of them are different than others), plus the sun was out all day today.
I really, really hope you will like my Poppy Flower Nail Art Tutorial! If you have any questions or doubts, please let me know in the comments! I would love to hear your opinions and maybe some tips?