You will need :
- a good base coat
- acrylic paint – I used a dark indigo blue
- lots of water to dilute the paint
- acetone and a clean-up brush (even if you don’t usually do clean-up, I recommend it this time!)
a quick step-by-step for those of you who feel confident :
Then when it’s thoroughly dry (wet basecoats are not good friends with acrylic paint) – use heavily diluted acrylic paint to tint your nails. This is why you want a lot of base coat. It dry faster if you do lots of thin coats instead of thicker coats.
This is where you really want to do your clean up – get that runny paint out of your cuticles while you still can 😉
Personally I just use a nail art brush dipped in acetone. Some brushes dissolve in acetone. This one got chosen when one day I accidentally dropped it in a bottle of acetone (which was a pain to get out again, can you imagine?!). The brush survived, so now it has a new purpose in life!
Then, using nearly-undiluted (I always dilute my paint a little to make it super smooth!) acrylic paint, paint slim lines around the contours of your nails, and curved stripes across your nail, to make the bigger veins in the wings
…And then wait for it to dry really nicely…
You can either leave these matte – but they may not last as long – or slap on lots of top coat to make them nice and shiny 🙂
Hope you like!