Nail Art Tutorial - Valentine Love Notes
by Sarah @25sweetpeas
Hey there everyone! It's 25 Sweetpeas and I am so excited to be guest posting over here today! I thought since it's February it would be fun to show you how to create this fun Valentine Love Notes nail art I created using Heroine NYC Sugar Spun. That all being said lets get started with what you will need to create this!
What You Will Need
Your Favorite Base Coat
Your Favorite Top Coat (Shiny or Matte)
Acrylic Paint: Black, White, Red, Pink, Green
Small Detail Brush
Small Dotting Tool
1. Start off by applying your favorite base coat and one coat of Sugar Spun. (If you do really thin coats you might need 2 coats which you will need to do before moving on to step two).
2. Use you paint brush and white acrylic paint to paint on some randomly placed rectangle. I suggest having them go off the sides/edges of your nails.
3. Now it's time to paint on your little red hearts while your white dries. For this you can use many methods. One of my fave ways is to start with two little dots touching each other side by side. For this I use my acrylic paint and a little dotting tool. After I have done that I like to connect them by painting a V shape underneath!
4. Now grab your black acrylic paint and outline your white rectangles. At this point if your black lines get a bit too thin keep in mind that you can go back in with white and clean up the inside after it is dry.
5. Now use the same brush and black acrylic paint to make your "envelope lines" I start in the middle and go up to make a V. After that I then place lines away from the center going down to the bottom of the envelope. Just do this on a few of your envelopes, you will want some still blank for the next step.
6. Now on your empty "envelope" shapes you are going to pretend it's the letter on the inside by just painting on some thin wavy lines in black as if there was a message written on it.
7. Next it's time to add some XO's just by using a thin brush and some acrylic paint. Just place one "set" per nail because you will still want some space for our roses.
8. For this step you can use either use your dotting tool and or a brush. You just want a deformed circle which is what we will be turning into our rose. So if it's an imperfect circle it's perfect!
9. Lastly detail wise you just need to add a little pink into your flower. Kind of just swirl around the pink to give it a petal look. Then add your green leaves!
10. Lastly it's time to add your choice of top coat! Matte or Shiny both work really well for this look. You just want to make sure you are using a top coat that won't smear your art! :)
Well guys that is it for this! I hope you enjoyed it and hopefully it sparked some inspiration! If you decide to give this look a go be sure to tag me - I would LOVE to see it! Thanks again to Heroine for having me on the blog today, it was so much fun!