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How to Do a Warhol Flowers Nail Design, Pt. 2

Learn how to do a Warhol flowers nail design from nail artist Simcha Whitehill aka Miss Pop in this Howcast nail tutorial, part 2 of a 2-part series.


So once the white of your flower polish is dry, those shapes that you made over the green, you want to go in with your neon colors and cover up the white. It's okay if you go outside the lines. It'll give it that even more screen printed look. You definitely want to cover the entirety flower, because you don't want any white peeking out. There are so many different colors that Andy Warhol used for these flowers.

You can use any combination that you want. It doesn't necessarily have to be neon. I'm one huge Andy Warhol fan and I just wanted to do a nail art series in tribute to him. Most of my looks actually are more inspired by fine art than anything else. So Andy Warhol is kind of a holy grail to me. I did a Marilyn Nail, a Warhol Flower Nail, and we're going to get to my last nail the Warhol Banana from the Velvet Underground cover.

So once you've laid your flowers down, it's time to go in with black to do the blades of grass. I'm going to use a very, very thin striper brush to go in and get those light, light, light lines. They can be a little fuzzy. They can be a little uneven, because it'll just make it look more accurately like the photocopy technique. I'm just stroking randomly. You know wherever there's space, I'm picking a direction and I'm going for it. I'm trying to have lines that go perpendicular and diagonally, you know just the way grass is random.

Okay, so now to do the center of the flower you kind of want to give it that fuzzy, pollen look. So,I actually use the bottle. Around the neck of the bottle is where the polish gets just a little extra clumpy and that'll be perfect for having that fuzzed out middle. Then I just dab it on randomly. Two, three, four, until it looks full. I just want to make this as random and asymmetrical as possible. I don't want any flower to look identical. Okay, so now I'm going to top coat my flower.

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