Hey again, Serra from Peacock Pie here! What better symbol of summer than the daffodil!
You can paint these bright daffodils over any background to brighten up an accent nail or the whole mani!
I made a gradient background for my daffodils. You can skip this part and use a solid background if you prefer.
For my background I have used Zoya Purity (white) and Color Club’s Chelsea Girl (blue) and Evolution (light blue).
My daffodils use Zoya Pippa (yellow), Jancyn (orange) and Josie (green)
Favourite base and top coats as usual are Nail Tek and HK Girl
// DIY Daffodil Nail Art
1. Paint a nice clean white background. I used Zoya Purity for this and coated it with top coat after.
2. Once your top coat is completely dry you can make your gradient. Use any little piece of sponge (makeup sponges are great) and paint a line of each polish, close enough that they touch each other, in an order that will blend nicely.
***Tip: To protect my skin around my nails I paint on some PVA glue, or vasoline before I begin sponging. PVA glue is great because you can easily peel it off when you are done, making clean up so much simpler, just make sure the glue is dry before you begin sponging***
3. Dab the sponge on your white nail as if you are blotting it. Dab it a few times on the nail. It will look terrible to begin with but it will get better! Repaint the polish on the sponge for each nail and you will likely need to repeat each nail a few times to get the colours as bold as you would like them. You don’t need to be too careful as you will want the colours to blend in to each other.
4. When you are happy with your colours, add a top coat and see how much better this looks!
5. With your yellow and a small brush or toothpick, paint an asterisk shape
6. Fill out the lines to create petals
7. Using a darker yellow or an orange, carefully outline the petals
8. Using a dotting tool or the end of a brush or bic pen make a dot in the centre of the flower and add some line detail to the petals
9. Paint on some stalks and leaves with green and add in any details to finish it off. Top coat will seal it all in once it is dry!
Happy spring everyone!
DIY nail art tutorials by Serra from Peacock Pie for Laura Laura Blog. Check out more inspiring nail art from Peacock Pie on Serra’s website.