“Scotch Tape Nail Art Tutorial” might be a misleading title for this post… “Tutorial” makes it sound like I actually know what I’m talking about. In actuality, this is a collection of steps I followed from a combination of other tutorials found here, accompanied by a series of photos documenting this nail art experiment. I was pretty proud of this first attempt at scotch tape nail art and strongly encourage you to try it!
Note about these photos: it is difficult to take photos of your own hands with wet nails and scotch tape sticking out everywhere.
Enough excuses, here it is..
Materials: Many different nail polish colors, scotch tape, scissors, pinking shears and fun shaped scrapbook scissors (optional)
Step 1: Paint your nails a solid color. I had done this a day or two in advance, so it was definitely dry before putting any scotch tape on it.
Step 2: Cut out different shapes of scotch tape and stick them on your nails. Stripes are a real easy one and look really fun. Pinking shears are also an easy way to get a cool zig zag edge. Keep in mind the spaces left uncovered by tape are what will be colored in the next step.
Step 3: Choose some contrasting colors to the color that is already on your nails. Use one color per nail, paint over your entire nail. Let dry until tacky.
Step 4: Slowly peel off the scotch tape. Ooo and ahh at the fun shapes you’ve created.
Step 5: Add details (optional), I added white and yellow dots with a tiny brush.
Step 6: Apply top coat. Once again, ooo and ahh at the fabulous nails you have. Await compliments.
Have you tried this before? Share your helpful hints and photos with us!