Winter Kitten

Hi! This tutorial is about freehand winter kitten nail art design. It is so cute 3D painting that will make cold days happier!

Step-by-step tutorial

1) Prep nails for application of gel polish
2) For the base of my art work I applied a white gel polish and cured

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3) I sketched my kitten in pencil

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4) I applied orange gel polish. (I got it by mixing yellow and red gel polishes). Cured

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5) Then I painted his eyes in brown, his ears in pink, and his scarf in red gel polishes. I made the sky blue. Cured

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6) I start shading my kitten with the mix of brown and orange. Also I highlighted his forehead and breast using the mix of orange and white gel polishes. Cured

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7) Then I outlined the scarf and shaded it using dark red (black plus red), and added light red on it (red plus white). Also I added shades to his ears using the mix of pink and red, and highlighted them with light pink (pink plus white). Cured

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8) As for stripes on my scarf, I blended a black gel polish and a top coat to get translucent black color. I contoured his eyes using this mixture. Also I painted his nose with a pink gel polish and white space of his eyes with a white one. Then added one more layer onto the sky. Cured

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9) Using brown gel polish I painted strips on my kitten. I mixed white gel paint and a top coat to make translucent highlights on his eyes and on his breast. Cured a little (it was enough because the layers were thin)

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10) In this step I contoured my design with black gel paint and fine detailer brush, added hotspots onto his eyes, nose, ears, and drew whiskers and brows using white gel paint. Cured for 2 minutes in UV lamp or 30 seconds in LED lamp

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11) I covered the nail with a top coat, cured and removed the sticky layer
12) Using clear designer gel I gave the scarf, nose and eyes dimension. Cured and carefully removed the tacky layer

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13) Using a white gel polish I drew snow and poured clear acrylic powder on my nail. Cured and swept off the remains of acrylic powder with a brush

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Winter Kitten nail design is done!

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