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Blue leopard spots accent nail

I spent ages trying to draw these leopard spots. I watched some tutorials on YouTube and searched Pinterest and Google Images for some inspiration. I found something I liked and wanted to emulate, so tried freehanding the spots, just practising on a paper plate. But it was really quite woeful.

Then I had a bit of a brainwave and thought I could stamp the spots on. I used Cheeky plate CH1 and it came out OK, but I thought it would look better if I coloured in the centre and then outlined the black edges a bit more using a dotting tool.

It’s not brilliant, and I’m not particularly happy with it, which is why I also only stopped at one nail. My inspiration for this design came from here, where she has created more than one leopard spots nail. Perhaps I might be more pleased with it if it was on all my nails, but it took long enough to get to this point that I couldn’t be bothered to do the rest of my nails!

Blue leopard spots accent
Blue manicure with leopard spots accent nail – using Chanel Blue Boy, Barry M Foil Effects Silver and Calvin Klein Ebony Hates Chris-Black
For this manicure I’ve used:
  • Base: two coats of Chanel Blue Boy
  • Intermediate top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip
  • Accent nail: Barry M Foil Effects Silver; stamping with Cheeky plate CH1 using Calvin Klein Ebony Hates Chris-Black; dotting tool to fill in with Blue Boy and to outline with Ebony Hates Chris-Black
  • Final top coat: Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Anti-Chip

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Oh no, I’m sorry you don’t like this design much, I love it, it’s so pretty – and the base colour…..drool! 🙂

Claire Kerr

Thank you. I also love the base colour! I just think I could have done a better job with the leopard spots. I’ve since touched it up a little and made the centre of the spots out of a lighter blue – and I much prefer it.

Inky Whiskers

It looks pretty nice from where I’m sitting! I like the paint by numbers approach of stamping the design then painting over it & use it myself. Do it enough times & you won’t need the stamped image to follow, you’ll just do it on your own with great results. <3