I absolutely love Chanel quilted bags, which was why I wanted to create a nail art inspired by the quilt design. I didn't go for the classic black, just because I thought it would be more fun with color. At first, I tried to do it with various different colours, but it didn't turn out too well. Out of all them, purple looked the best to me so I took the rest of the colours off and did a purple quilted design instead. My goal of this design was to try to make it look 3D by adding the shading. I think it turned out quite well and on top of that it's super easy to do!
Keep reading to check out my step to step guide on how I achieved this!
- Darker Purple Polish
- Julep "Charlotte"
- Light Purple Polish
- OPI "Do you Lilac it?"
- Black Polish
- OPI "Black Onyx"
- White Polish
- American Apparel Lacquer "T-shirt"
- Nail Art Brush/Striper
- Purple Microbeads - optional
- Paint your nail with the lighter purple. Using a nail art striper and a darker shade purple, create large criss cross pattern on your nails. The smaller the criss cross, the more work that is involved.
- Create a slightly darker purple by mixing black with the darker purple. Paint along the "V" of the squares, this will represent the lowlight and shadows
- Mix the lighter shade of purple with the darker shade of purple. Paint it slightly above the dark V. This will create the mid ones.
- Mix the lighter shade of purple with white and paint the top V to create the highlight.
- Use a topcoat and apply about 2 coats. This will melt and blend the colours together to make it appear more smoothly. Next with black polish, create very fine black lines. They do not have to be a solid black line. Allow the black lines to slightly disconnect, it adds to the 3D element of this nail design.
- Optional: Pour out a small amount of micro beads. Paint your nails with another coat of top coat. While it's still wet, use a toothpick swiped with topcoat to pick up each individual bead and place it on the intersections of the lines.