Friday Nails: Paint & Feathers

Hey Strangekittens! This week’s look is a painterly, feathered look. I was wandering around the dollar store (again, lol) and this idea popped into my head when I saw some super thin brushes. 🙂 It’s an oddly pretty look, but I kinda like it.

I also picked up a nail dremel, so handy!

What you’ll need:

  • A base colour – I used Essie’s Beach Bum blu
  • An accent colour – I used OPI Strawberry Margarita
  • 2 really fine paintbrushes. Like, thin as a pen point.

Step one:

Make sure you lay a clear base coat down first, it’ll really help make it easier to paint on. Using the first fine brush, paint a feather with your coloured base coat. It’s simply a stalk, with strokes outward. It’s best to start from the bottom of your nail. Doesn’t need to be tidy, we’re going for a smudgy oil paint look.

Step two:

Draw another feather, but over the middle of the last one. You’re basically doing the same thing but smaller.

If you wanted to, you could do a third colour too. I’m feeling lazy, so I just stopped at two 🙂

You should get something similar to this:

Enjoy your weekend kittens. I’m happy, it’s finally gonna be sunny this weekend! I GET TO WEAR SHORTS YOU GUYS. 😀 My pale legs will blind passers-by.

– Dannielle

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