When it comes to nail art ideas that seem complicated but are just an easy painting trick away, patchwork designs top the list! Inspired by spooky Halloween elements like stitched-up decor, unsuspecting looking scarecrows and of course Frankenstein’s monster, a stitched-up design is super easy to do.
All you need are three colours to fill in — we are suggesting fall-faves for this one — a striper brush, black nail paint, a top coat and a steady hand.
Even though the inspiration we have picked did the nail art on just two alternate fingers because we like the minimalism of the look, the design can be done for all your fingers as well. Check out the step-by-step tutorial below:
Step 01: Paint the base
The first step is to apply a neat base on your nail. Fall colours like warm browns, tangerine, and pumpkin-spiced latte hues will make for a good base. We think the slightly citrusy feel of the Lakme True Wear Colour Crush Nail Color - Colour 59 will get the job done.
Step 02: Draw a triangle in the centre
Take a thin nail art brush, and outline a triangle that will be placed horizontally on the centre of your nail. First, use the Lakme Absolute Gel Stylist Nail Color - Grassroots to draw clean sides of the triangle, then fill the colour in.
Step 03: Fill the tips
Once the triangle dries, fill in the tips with the gorgeous blue Lakme True Wear Colour Crush Nail Color - Colour 73. You can do this with the same brush you used to draw in the triangle.
Step 04: Outline the triangle
Wait for the colours to dry and then dip your brush in black nail polish and outline the triangle in the centre by drawing a diagonal V-shaped line in between each shade. We like the slightly metallic tinge of the Lakme Color Crush Nail Art - M7, it gives the illusion of being actual stitches!
Step 05: Add finishing touches
Using the same black paint and brush, add finishing touches to the stitched-up design. Draw small, vertical dashes across the V-shaped line you made in the previous step, don’t try to be too precise as stitches are supposed to look a tad bit messy!
Lock in your nail art with a glossy top coat and you are done!
Image courtesy: @nailartbykrystal