Hi folks! Just a quick little update with a mani I’m particularly excited about. I adore Gelish’s Lots of Dots polish, and thought I’d do something fun with it in today’s Negative Space Heart Mani. I just love this cutout look, and thought it would be a great place to pop in some confetti glitter.
I hadn’t really tried nail art with gels prior to this, so I’m particularly happy with the way they turned out! To achieve this look, I followed the basic guidelines set up in this tutorial:
The difference is that I used a solid color because it’s much easier than stripes and I’m just a little lame like that. If you’re not a video person, though, the basic steps for the art itself are as follows:
- Outline your shape with your base polish/outline color.
- Fill in the color around the shape, leaving the inside of the shape open.
- Repeat the process until you’re happy with your polish opacity.
- Cover with a topcoat.
The fun thing about negative space manis is that you have a lot of fun possibilities to play with, like covering the base with a pattern, then creating a shape over it so the pattern peeks through.
I hope you’ll give this fun style a try, and if you do, share it in the comments!