Monday, July 25, 2011

Tutorial as promised;) Marbled Butterfly tip design!

Hey everyone!
Please be kind and bear with me as this is the first tutorial I have ever done! (sad, yes..)

What you need:
Black nail polish
Nail art brush (I used winning nails by worldwide #306)
white nail polish
four different nail polishes( three for butterfly body, 1 for base)
Nail polish remover

Step one: Paint a base color on your nail, it can be any color. But try not to make it too dark as you will not be able to see the butterfly body. I painted this a medium flat pink.
 Step two: Take a white creme nail polish and do a french nail tip. Try not to make the ends meet at the top, leave a little bit of space. This will be the area for the butterfly body.

  Step 3: Adding colors. Pick three colors that go well together, try to keep at least one a light color so you can see the marbling. Now warning, be fast! Take your skinny paint brush, dip into nail polish remover ( just enough to dampen it) and starting from the outside, drag the brush to the middle of the nail just where the butterfly body will be. Be paticient, this takes a few times to get right! I took me at least 10 times before I got the hang of it.
Step four: Add the butterfly body with black nail polish, just draw a think line for the base, dont be shy! Plump it up! and them here is the tricky part, for the antenii you have to be quick! Seriously the faster the better you will get a nice clean stroke. And to finish the design, dot some black dots on the wings.
The finished product!
Close up!

Glittery version:)

I know it doesnt seem simple, but really it is! It is all about how you can handle a nail art brush.  You have to teach yourself how to be quick, the quicker the better!
I hope this helped, I apologize for the blurry pics. My camera is charging so I am using my other one which is kind of funky in the macro dept. It's on its last legs, so I am not surprised.
Please let me know if you have any questions!

But tata for now!


  1. Thanks for the tutorial! Very informative! I'll have to try this out sometime.

  2. Lovely tutorial. I am gonna try it tonight!! :)



  3. Thanks guys:) I promise to be more direct next time! Please post pics so I can see:)


  4. AWESOME. When my nails grow out, I have to try this!

  5. Wow this is so pretty! Love this <3