We provide easy to follow step by step instructions, with pictures and videos, to teach you how to paint a French tip with basic tools. This art nouveau style is inspired by the famous paintings of Alphonse Mucha.
This nail design tutorial is suitable for beginners and intermediate nail artists who want to learn new nail designs in a fun and easy way!*
Welcome to the world of nail art. In this tutorial, I will teach you how to paint a French tip using basic tools that can be found in any drugstore. I buy my nail art supplies at Sally Beauty Supply and I will link you to them below. The tools I use are:
1. A small or medium sized makeup sponge
2. A fine tipped paint brush (I used a 00 brush)
3. Nail polish (I used Orly in “Bling It On”)
4. Nail polish remover with acetone
5. Small container of rubbing alcohol
6. Black acrylic paint (optional)
7. Thin piece of cardboard (optional)**
8. Adhesive Vinyls with scraper or exacto knife or Xacto knife(my choice)
French tips are so named because they were the most popular nail design in France starting in the late 1800s. The French would paint only the tips of their nails, much like how you would wear a French manicure today: clear polish on all but the tips of your nails, which are painted with a different color.
A French tip is a basic nail design that can be made any color or complex design you like. In this tutorial I’ll show you how to do a simple french tip using acrylic paints and tools that you probably already have at home.
Tutorial: How to Paint a French Tip
1. Paint all your nails white, then wait for it to dry.
2. Paint your pinky nail green, then wait for it to dry. If you’re doing multiple colors, paint your next nail yellow, and so on (if you mess up somewhere along the way, just paint over it when it dries).
3. On your thumb and pinky finger, paint a line of acrylic down the center of each nail using dark blue acrylic paint (or whatever color you want the tip to be). Make sure the lines are thick enough so that when we add more layers later they will look solid.
4. On each nail, paint
Before you put in the tips, apply a base coat. This will prevent your acrylic nails from yellowing. Also, make sure that your nails are dry and clean.
Next, paint the tip of your nail. Start from the inside corner and make a small curve to the tip. Make sure that it overlaps slightly with the white color you painted before. Then, do the same thing on the other side of the nail with a different color (we used a dark purple). Once again, make sure that it overlaps with the previous color. Then paint one stripe of black on top of all of this, which will create a sort of triangle effect.
After that, paint another stripe right below the one you just made but also overlapping it slightly. Then add one more stripe right underneath it and also overlapping it slightly with a different color (we chose pink).
After that, use a very fine brush to add some details like dots or scribbles. You can also use glitter or rhinestones to add more glamor to your design!
Finally, seal everything with two coats of topcoat and let them dry for at least 30 minutes before using your hands!
For the last few years, we have seen in the market some amazing designs with acrylic nails. The beauty of art nouveau style is that it is really the combination of the simple and the modern.
This type of manicure uses a combination of colors and shapes that are very bold and daring. The design is created by applying different layers of acrylic paint on top of each other. It is a very thick coat that gives a 3D effect to your nails.
Acrylic paint comes in thousands of different colors so you can choose from many shades for your designs. If you are thinking about getting your nails done in an art nouveau style, you can follow these steps to achieve this look in your home:
– Prepare your work area, which should be clean and free from debris;
– Apply a base coat to protect your nails from the harsh chemicals;
– Paint on the first layer of color, allowing it to dry completely;
– Apply another coat but in a different way than you do normally;
– Continue to add more layers until you’ve achieved the desired thickness;
– Finish off with a top coat and allow it to dry as well;
– Attach acrylic nails (this step is optional).
You can purchase a kit from the store, but it is much cheaper to make your own. The kit will run you about $50 and that includes a pair of acrylic nails.
If you would like to make your own, the first thing you will need are the supplies. Some of these supplies may already be in your home.
Acrylics: These are the main base for making your own kit. You will need pure acrylic liquid, which can be purchased from any beauty supply store or beauty supply web site.
It is also advised that you purchase some form of remover, 99% alcohol usually works best.
A small container with a lid is needed to mix the acrylic liquid with a catalyst or hardener. It must be small enough to fit into your microwave without having too much liquid overflow when heating. The microwave is used to speed up the curing process, so it works best if the container can fit inside without having too much extra space.
Acrylic nails: You will need an actual set of acrylic nails in order to make your kit nail-ready and have something to attach them to once they are dry. Once you have acquired all of these supplies, it is time to get started! **Warning**: Please be careful when mixing the liquid
The Art Nouveau movement emerged from late 19th century France. It was heavily influenced by the Gothic and Rococo movements that preceded it, but also incorporated a lot of floral patterns from nature.
Art Nouveau had a very distinct aesthetic, which was fully developed by 1895, yet the movement continued for about 20 years. In fact, some of its most famous art is considered to be Art Deco, which is a later offshoot of Art Nouveau.
Art Nouveau designers and artists used their skills to promote new values that stressed individualism and sensuality over logic and order. The movement was very popular in many European countries including France, Germany, Sweden, Belgium and England.
Art Nouveau design covers many mediums including architecture, furniture, jewelry making, interior design and graphic arts – especially posters.
The name “Art Nouveau” is French for “new art.” It’s also known as the “Style Moderne” (Modern Style).