Ikat Nails – Textile Tips

Ikat nail Tutorial cherienegalley

This ultra rewarding mani takes time so do not attempt while in a rush!

First start with your base coat. I did 2 coats of a nude shade.

I have seen this mani in coral and mint – an amazing colour choice! I think pale yellow and nude look great together so I went with that scheme.

I chose a diamond ikat pattern so my next step was to paint my diamonds. Don’t worry about it not being perfect. Once you apply your darker stripes it will conceal any flaws.

Next I took white and made a spot on top of my yellow diamonds. The messier the better.

Now comes the fun part.

I used black polish on a piece of tin foil and sacrificed a cheap angled eye-liner brush. Boarder the outside of the yellow diamonds with black stripes varying in length and width.

Now add a few stripes to the middle of the white dots.

Finish up with a couple swipes of a sparkle polish over the white and a top coat and you’re set!


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