Friday, January 23, 2015

TUTORIAL: Easy Sideswipe Nail Art with Negative Space

Easy Sideswipe Nail Art Tutorial by @chalkboardnails
Who's up for a super quick and easy nail art tutorial? This look is a variation on the distressed nail art tutorial that you may have seen around these parts before. I changed the direction, added a bit of negative space, and made it matte. Easy, easy, easy. Perfect for the gal on the go. Hit the jump to check out the tutorial and see this technique in action.

Easy Sideswipe Nail Art Tutorial by @chalkboardnails


For this look, I used:
Color Club - Je Ne Sais Quoi
Essie - Too Taboo
Julie G - Cabana Boy
Glisten and Glow - HK Girl Topcoat
Essie - Matte About You Topcoat
Kolinsky 777 French/round brush
Pure acetone

If you don't have a round brush, give it a go with whatever clean up brush you have handy! Of course, if you'd rather, you can always go for the classic hole-punch-reinforcement-as-half-moon-stencil method, too.

Easy Sideswipe Nail Art Tutorial by @chalkboardnails

Mix things up by grabbing different color combinations, skipping the matte topcoat, or using a nail vinyl as your negative space stencil. The possibilities! Share your versions with me on Instagram by tagging @chalkboardnails and hashtagging #hellochalkboardnails.
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17 comments

  1. OMG, you're so talented and I love this design.

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  2. Cool! I really like the look of it!

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  3. I got to give this a go.Missed ya I have tried your distress nails.

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  4. Katey V. (Manis & Margaritas)January 23, 2015 at 4:37 PM

    This looks so cool! I never would have guessed how easy it was by looking at the photos! I need to try this one!

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  5. These look awesome! Great to see a tutorial for it too.

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  6. This look so bright and cool. Such a summer mani :)

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  7. Great variation of distressed nailart. Love it

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  8. this is so unique, i love it!

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  9. That looks very cool :)

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  10. I've never seen this technique, I found very interesting.

    Congratulations on the blog, you make beautiful nails!

    See you!

    Mostrando as Garras

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  11. An awesome design and this tutorial was super helpful!! Fab job as always :D

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  12. This is very unique. You are very creative.

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  13. Very creative. I like

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  14. Thanks for sharing , great tutorial very inspiring, I love it. Cannot wait to try it. Amazing!!!


    xxx


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