Thursday, February 23, 2012

Tutorial: Miffy



Hello everyone! Welcome to my Miffy tutorial. :) This design was dedicated to a friend, but aside from that I've always loved this Dick Bruna character as I grew up with it. So having it on my nails at age 22 doesn't only look cute but also brings up childhood memories haha. ^^  Miffy isn't too difficult to recreate, all you need is a few basic colors and a little patience. ;-) You can use regular nail polish to draw her, but I prefer acrylic paint in this case, because it's more opaque and doesn't dry too quick so it's easier to work with. Let's give it a go, shall we? :)


First apply your basecolor (with a basecoat underneath) and let it dry.
Then use your nail art brush and black acrylic paint to draw the contours of Miffy. Start with an oval for the head, then add two bunny ears and a part of the body.
Then use white to fill in the shape, leave a small gap of black for the outlines of the drawing.
Give Miffy a top by filling in the part below her head with orange. Because you've applied white beneath it first, the orange will really pop.
Finally complete Miffy's face with two tiny eyes, her cross-shaped mouth and a black line between her head and body.
The surface is still quite bumpy, so finish with a coat or two of topcoat once everything's dry. Your design is now smooth and protected. :)


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!


The polish I used in this post is OPI Suzi Says Feng Shui.

24 comments:

  1. This is adorable.
    On the topic of Miffy, though, my mother always thought they all had tiny moustaches instead of whiskers. :P

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  2. Nijntje is cute!!Ik ga dit zeker ook eens proberen. Mijn dochtertje is gek op Nijntje!

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  3. Totally in love with this bunny! thanks for the tutorial!

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  4. Ouwh, how cute is that?! <3

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  5. That is so cute, I'm gonna try that! :D Love Miffy <3

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  6. Love this! I just wish my nails weren't so short right now. I just got my tips taken off two weeks ago, so they are really short and in terrible shape right now. Pout :(

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  7. I have to buy acrylic paints :)

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  8. I love this, I think my little sister would too, I might re-create this on her nails!
    Thanks for the tutorial! x

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  9. Great tutorial! Nice job with the nail art. Makes me want to attempt it - yikes!

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  10. sweet idead and great tutorial, i think thst you could also like ideas from this one: http://lovenails3.blogspot.com

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  11. Jane, you make this sound so simple, I'm actually going to try ... if it looks half as decent, I will post it on my blog and send you the link! :D

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  12. Eeks, that's adorable! I love Miffy :D

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  13. I love Miffy so thank you for the tutorial, sooo cute. Is that blue that you used OPI's Dating a Royal? Hope so as I have that in my stash and only need to buy the orange colour!

    www.wonderlustnails.blogspot.com

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  14. I try to do one Miffy - hahaha - poor guy - he deserved better!! Anyway - here is the link: http://levernis.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/pascoa-2012-coelhinho-da-pascoa-o-que-trazes-para-mim/
    I love ALL your nail designs - CONGRATS on your wonderful blog!

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  15. Wow, I really love your nail art!
    I've just found your blog on bloglovin and I love it!
    1 new follower
    xx

    kleinstadtjungle.blogspot.com

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  16. Wow... Cute And Easy...LOVE IT :-D

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  17. I really like the design I'm going to try it with my friend..

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