Butterfly wing nail art can never get old, and it’s even better with saran wrap technique!
Let’s get it started. The nail colors used in this tutorial are:
Zoya Yummy, OPI You’re Such A Budapest, China Glaze Too Yacht To Handle, China Glaze Neon & On & On, Wet n Wild Black Creme, and Milani Silver Stilettos.
Tools needed are:
Striping brush, small dotting tool, one piece of crumpled up saran wrap.
Step 1) Paint your nails with 2 coats of Zoya Yummy. Top with quick dry top coat and let dry completely before moving on
Step 2) Take Zoya Yummy, OPI You’re Such A Budapest, and China Glazes Too Yacht To Handle and Neon & On & On and make a few dots using the polish brush. You don’t have to be careful here, they can overlap. Quickly move onto step 3 while they are very wet.
Step 3) Take your piece of saran wrap and scrunch it together into a messy ball. Take it and dab it all over the nail while they are still wet. Keep dabbing until you are happy with the color design. I’ve added more dots and redabbed if I didn’t like how it turned out. If you let the dots sit too long before dabbing, they start to “eat up” your base color and you may see your bare nail. Once you are happy with the design, add a coat of quick dry top coat to even out the nail and seal in the pretty design.
Step 4) Use your striping brush and Black Creme to outline one side of your nail, wrapping toward the tips and making the bottom right corner a thicker black line than the top right corner.
Step 5) Use the striping brush and Black Creme to draw a curved line from around the center of your cuticle to 2/3 the nail on the left side
Step 6) Use the striping brush and Black Creme to do a curved line in the opposite direction from the middle of the cuticle to half way down the right side of your nail. A diagonal curved line is added on each side where the line meets the right hand black side to make the saran wrapped sections appear more rounded and “wing like.”
Step 7) Draw another curved line with the striping brush and Black Creme and round out the edges of the saran wrap base.
Step 8) Do one final slightly curved line almost to the left edge of the nail with Black Creme and the striping brush.
Step 9) Take your small dotting tool and dip it into a dollop of Milani Silver Stilettos. Add dots along the right side and tip over the black section.
Don’t forget to add a thick, quick drying top coat to protect and seal in your design! Put a thick bead of top coat on the brush and gently spread it toward the tips and side, taking great care to not let the bristles touch the polish underneath. Thinner top coats can cause streaking or bleeding of the colors and the bristles drag lines through the design. YOU’RE DONE!
Will you try this butterfly wings saran wrap technique? Let us know in the comment below!