There are lots of easy nail art tutorials out there, and nail art tape tutorials are some of the easiest! Tape can give you a crisp, clean line in your nail art design that most people would never be able to achieve freehand. It’s rather difficult, and almost impossible, to achieve the crisp straight lines without some sort of straight edge like tape.
Nearly any type of tape can be used to create these sorts of designs. Nail art tape is common, but regular painter’s tape, masking tape, or Scotch tape can also be used with fantastic results! To create a design, the nail is usually painted with a base color first, although the natural nail can also be used for negative space nail art. Strips or pieces of tape are than applied to the nail and painted over with another color. The tape is then removed before the nail polish has had a chance to dry.
There are so many designs that can be created with nail art tape! Straight edge designs are most common, but tape can also be cut to create curved lines as well. If you need a little inspiration, be sure to check out these nail art tape manicures!
1. Black and Rainbow Taped Nails
A rainbow design with bright colors makes a fun contrast to black polish in a simple line design.
For the best results, it’s very important that you wait until each layer of nail polish is completely dry before applying tape over it. Otherwise, the tape will smudge or completely remove the nail polish underneath. More complicated designs can be spread out over a couple of days to ensure that the nail polish is completely dry. This will also give you a slightly different manicure each day.