Friday, September 16, 2011

Tutorial: Citrus design



Hi everyone, welcome to my citrus design tutorial :) I first made this design for my entry in the Good Enough To Eat contest at Nail Polish Art Addiction, a few months ago. The shape of a sliced citrus fruit has always amazed me for some reason, so for the contest I made this exotic, abstract pattern. A few of you dear readers requested a tutorial for it, so here it finally is :) Now go pick three delicious, summery polishes, your nail art brushes and do some nail art!


Start with the base color you like (if necessary with a basecoat underneath) and let it dry.
Then use your nail art brush and a contrasting, opaque polish or acrylic paint to draw a few circle shapes. Spread them evenly on the the surface to make a nice composition. Then devide each circle in 'slices' and round of the two outer corners of each 'slice'.
Clean your brush (or use a new one) and use a third color to suround each circle shape with a line, leave a small gap between the circle and the line, if you can. Then fill in the gaps with the same color and let the whole nail dry for a few minutes.
The surface is still a bit bumpy, so to make it smoother and protect your design, apply a topcoat. At last clean up the excess polish on your skin and you've got yourself a fresh and juicy design ;)

Tip: To clean your nail art brush(es), pour a little bit of nail polish remover in a small dish or the lid of the bottle. Let your brush soak in it for a few seconds and dab it a few times on a cotton pad. Repeat this until your brush is clean.

I would absolutely love to see your attempt on my design, so feel free to leave a link to your creation in the comment section!

Products I used in this post are OPI The It Color, Essence Let's Get Lost and OPI Dim Sum Plum.

41 comments:

  1. So cute! Didn't think it would be done like that, works so well though!

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  2. WOOOW! You're so creative! Cool design and colors together look amazing:)

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    1. I totally agree ...wow!!!!!

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  3. That's so cute! And it looks so easy! I'm going to have to try this! :) Thanks for the tutorial! :)

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    1. It really is so very cute, and looks totally easy/do-able...lol. Gotta try this! Thanks

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  4. Oh my gosh this is completely adorable!! Sooooo cute!

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  5. Wow! I love this. I would have never guessed the yellow was your base colour, Lol! You say to use either polish or acrylics. I assume you used acrylics?

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    1. I didn't think yellow was the base color either...WOW, love it.

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  6. Wow that looks great :)

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  7. Yey finally! This was one of my favorite designs :) I'll try it but the lines and circles look hard. We shall see :p

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  8. wow! i love the color combo, and the nail design! wow! i love it super! :) by the way im your new follower :)

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  9. Loved this!!! SUPER Cute!!!!! :D ;)

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  10. So adorable!!! I love citrus (live in FL) so this is right up my alley! Can't wait to try it, I have some orange sparkle that would be more literal but cute! Thanks as always for a great tutorial!!

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  11. I love this tutorial after i read it, I immediately tried it!
    http://kknails.blogspot.com/2011/09/citrus-nail-art.html

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  12. Let's see if I can try it today! I'll send you pictures!

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  13. so cute! I definitely want to give this a go:)

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  14. So awesome! Thanks for sharing your technique, I would never have figured this out myself! :D

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  15. Wow!! This looks awesome!! Thank you very much for the tutorial:D I have to try it~XD

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  16. waaaoooowww! dat is echt heel knap! ik heb het ook geprobeerd, maar de jouwe zijn echt veel mooier...

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  17. So FRESH! Clean lines. Simple and effective.
    It is funny how "simple" designs often are the ones your eye turns too.

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  18. So simple, yet so awesome!

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  19. Love it!! What's the yellow that you used?

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  20. This is cute : ) really gorgeous! i'll definitely try it on my nails : )

    http://colourmeviolet.blogspot.com

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  21. Hello,
    Just letting you know that I used your tutorial for this manicure: http://www.thekeytojennasis.com/b/post-preview?token=fYTZozQBAAA.Cwf-LPmrt0IhVASApvrukg.e3W5w1iZCgL-kmhl5riWxw&postId=4712899132518443092&type=POST

    Thanks :)

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  22. awesomeee..!!
    thats incredible! :D

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