Thursday, December 13, 2012

Tutorial: Bare Christmas Tree



Hello everyone! Welcome to my third Christmas tree tutorial. (You can find the first two here and here.) This one shows you how to make an easy-peasy freehand Christmas tree. Even if you're a nail art beginner, this design is very doable. All you need is a nice basecolor and a striper polish (or a loose striper brush and polish) to draw the tree with. Let's do this then!


First apply your basecolor and let it dry. Use a basecoat underneath if needed.
Then use your striper brush to draw a vertical line in the middle of the nail, this will be the tree trunk.
Give the tree some branches with a couple of horizontal lines. Make each line longer as you near the edge of the nail.
Don't worry if the lines aren't perfectly straight, they're branches after all! ;-)
Finally complete the winter look with some simple snow(flakes) here and there, add topcoat once everything's dry, and you're done! :-)

I personally like the tree bare and simple, but for the full Christmas feel, you could add a couple of Christmas balls with a dotting tool and maybe even a shiny tree topper.


Tip: To clean your nail art brush, 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 couple of 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 polishes I used in this post are Catrice I Sea You and a Janet striper polish in white.

24 comments:

  1. I like this. Simple yet effective.

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  2. Love This!! Too bad i just bit off all my nails!

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  3. This is so cute, I'll definitely try that! :)

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  4. Love this - I love how clean everything looks. And base color is gorgeous. :)

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  5. this is so cute! like a Christmas sweater!

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  6. Wat een super leuke nailart! Je geeft me weer inspiratie hiermee ;-) Deze is zeker het uitproberen waard. Mocht het me lukken dan zal ik je zeker een linkje naar m'n creatie doormailen.

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  7. I just love your tutorials :). I will def recreate this and send the link :) xx

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  8. Awww so cute and reminds me of Charlie Brown <3

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  9. It looks easy, I will try it :).

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  10. Effective, cute, and buildable (dotting tool to add some sparse ornaments). As always perfect <3 Thanks so much for the amazing tutorial!

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  11. ....which you said in the last step. That'll teach me to get ahead of myself! LOL!

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  12. That is neat! And so lovely yet simple!

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  13. I LOVE this tree! Its way simple and cute and looks fantastic in those colors!

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  14. I love it!!! Itis very easy and beautiful!!!

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  15. So simple yet so beautiful, great tutorial!

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  16. I love this, and so simple that I think even I could do it! xx

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  17. https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10152372159920525&set=a.10150263611630525.482208.782830524&type=1&theater

    This is my version :D

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