Prep the nail. Apply a gel base coat, and then cure. Apply two coats of nude gel polish. Cure. Mix top coat and white gel paint to create a sheer color. Use an art brush to paint the inner part of your design, and cure. Apply top coat. Cure.
Use white gel paint to outline your design. Cure.
Finish outlining, and add accents. Cure between each step of your design to prevent smudging.
Use a micro detail striper bush to paint a diamond cross-stitch pattern as the background. Use a dotting tool to add white gel dots sporadically on the corners, and then cure. Finish with a gel top coat. Cure.
—by Angelina Lewis
[Images: Courtesy of Elwira Walczak]