How to Do a Harlequin Design | Nail Art Designs

How to Do a Harlequin Design | Nail Art Designs


I’m going to show you guys how to do a jester
mani. You start with a red base, just a simple classic
red, and then I like to take this really nice, thick, gold color that I have and I’m going
to show you how I do this. Put some of this on a piece of foil. Not too much at a time, because when this
starts getting tacky, you want to pour some more on using a batch. So we’re going to take this hair brush that
I made to make our outline for the jester mani, and you just kind of go in that classic
checkerboard look. So you want to start kind of off-center on
the bottom of your nail, and you’re going to go to the side over here, just like that. Do the same with the other side and cross
over at the bottom here. Don’t worry if the lines don’t fully color
in, because you’re going to go back in when you’re done with this outline and use a bigger
brush to color in the inside, so you can fix it then. And then I’m going to want to do the same
here. Up to the top. Then again, on this side. So there you have your basic outline. Then you want to take a different brush with
a small tip like this one and go ahead and color it in. So color in each one of these in the inside. Again, don’t worry about getting that on your
cuticle. We can clean that up later with an orange
stick and some polish remover. No need to rush, unless you’re in some sort
of nail art Olympic’s race or something. Who knows what people do nowadays? Just keep dabbing that gold on there until
it’s fully covered, you can’t see any red underneath. There you go, there’s some jester right there. And I’m going to go ahead and take some of
the paint off of the sides that I’ve got on there right now, because it’s a lot easier
to get that paint off when it’s still wet, rather than letting it dry completely. Especially since this is glitter and glitter
just loves to stay in place. Whenever I do nail art I always have a paper
towel handy. I often just keep one in my lap, so I can
easily just wipe it off or keep it on the table if you have enough room. You can find these at any drug store. I mean you can find them at a beauty supply
store, but you can get them anywhere, at CVS, Walgreen’s, Dwayne Reed, whatever. They come in handy so much. I mean even when you’re doing nail art design,
say something wasn’t as straight as I want it to be on this design, I can pick up an
orange stick right away, and kind of help to straighten it out or when I’m painting
around the cuticle I can just kind of go like that and clean that up, so it’s not touching
it. They’re very handy and they’re not expensive
and I use them all the time, all the time. That is besides cotton balls, it’s like one
of the things I constantly buy when I go to the grocery store. So we’re just going to keep moving along here. This is another easy design to do with your
non-dominant hand, because the brush kind of does all the work for you. So I’m going to go ahead and do the rest of
my lines, since I have this brush out, we’ll get these over with. Okay, so now we’ve done the outline on the
rest of the nails. So now we’re just going to go back in and
fill in the middle of these squares. Have you ever heard the expression a little
dab will do ya’? Well, this applies to nail art. It’s so much easier to go back in and add
more paint, but if you put too much paint on there, it’s a pain in the butt to get rid
of it. You can go out to a craft store and buy some
really fine gold powder. You can use that as well, if you mix it with
clear polish. It’s also a fun way to do it. There you have a lovely jester mani.

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