Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Tuesday Tutorial: Wave Nail Art

Hello welcome to another Tutorial Tuesday where we are going to learn together how to make a wave or ruffle nail art.  The finished product is going to look like this:

1) First thing to do is cover your nails
in your strengtheningbase coat 
of choice and yourbase color.  
Shown here is two coats of 
Barielle Falling Star.

2) Next, using your second of three colors,
you will use your dotting tool to make a
horizontal line of dots across your nail
leaving space at your cuticle for your base
color to show through.  Make them of 
generous size. The color shown here is
China Glaze Sunday Funday.

3)Using your third color- make another 
horizontal line of dots, this time placing
them in the spaces left by the dots of
the previous line.  The color shown here
is Color Club Wild Cactus.

4) The next steps are all going to be the
same but just alternating among your
three colors:

Lastly you will apply a generous layer of top coat and then your design will be complete.

This design reminds me of stage scenery of waves- you know- something like this:
(side note- I loved The Swan Princess animated film as a young girl- but only for this music video at the end of the film...
I love this gal's voice!)

Hope you enjoyed and that you try this out for yourself!  Love and Hugs

Over and Out


  1. Love this technique!!! Looks achievable - but the dry time must be insane!

  2. Not so much Heather if you get yourself a good top coat- although I have to admit I did nick my middle finger shortly after taking photos...but I was just being too busy to give em a sec to dry with the seche vite :) Give it a try girl!

  3. I can't wait to do this with my daughter. She just loves getting her nails painted! I know our readers would love this, too. We have a weekly link up party going on now (Thursdays), and we would love to see this post and/or any others you would like to share at allthingswithpurpose.com. Hope to see you soon!

  4. Oh my gosh! So cute! Would be perfect for a beach trip.
    Thanks so much for linking up at Real Family Fun.

  5. Wonderful tutorial! I loved the outcome!
    Great post!! I included it in my post Βόλτα στη Γειτονιά #26 :)
    Have a great week!!