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Spring Birds on a Wire Nail Art

I did this spring bird nail design back in December and posted them on Instagram, but I really wanted to do a post on them so you can see how I painted them.

Spring Birds Nail Art

I got this idea from a painting I saw on the internet.  To make this design you first need to paint your nails with a tan colour base. To make the blue, green and dark brown in the background, I mixed a couple drops of the polish with some water to dilute it and make it look like a water colour painting. After mixing the two, I just kind of slapped it on the nails, always starting with the lightest colour and layering on the darker ones. I use a lid of an old margarine container if ever I need to mix colours but you can use whatever surface you prefer. I then drew the black line of the wire, making sure to line up my nails while painting so it would look straight across the nails when I lined them up.

bird nail art painting

To draw the bird silhouette I started with a dotting tool to make the oval shaped and then added a head to it. Lastly, I used a thin tip to make the pointed tail of the silhouette and that’s how easy the bird is. To finish the look I added some dots of back on the nails and put dots of the original base tan colour over the black so they weren’t so overpowering.  I also did dots of the tan over the blue and green parts. And that’s how I made these bird on wire silhouettes inspired by a painting.

To see more beautiful nail art created by Meg, check out our Nail Art and Design Board on Pinterest or follow Meg on Instagram at  megsnails1360.

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Debbie White Beattie

Monday 23rd of March 2015

I can't believe how talented this girl is! How she is able to recreate a wall painting on tiny finger nails is amazing.

Laurie P

Sunday 15th of March 2015

I'm not into nails, but these look incredible! Love the colors used...


Saturday 14th of March 2015

that is some crazy mad skills

Stephanie LaPlante

Monday 9th of March 2015

Those are soooo beautiful.

Elizabeth Matthiesen

Saturday 7th of March 2015

Beautiful. I think it's incredible how marvellously you can just come up with such fantastic designs. :-)