Nail Arts

Dandelion Nail Art ~ Freehand Nail Art Design

Hey everyone! Hope you all are having a great day! I have this exciting Dandelion Nail Art for you all. I used a fan brush to create the gradient background. This is my first attempt at Nail Art with Fan Brush. I quite like the fan brush technique for creating gradient.It works nicely for blending the colors easily and creates a soft transition. Let me show you how to paint a Dandelion on your nail.

Dandelion Nail Art

Items and Tools I Used

  • Base Coat
  • Dark Brown Nail Polish – Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer, Wine and Dined
  • Acrylic Paint – Light Green, Dark Green and White
  • Nail Art Fan Brush
  • Nail Art Fine Detail Brush
  • Nail Art Liner Brush
  • Sally Hansen Big Shiny Top Coat

How I did the Nail Design

Start by applying base coat on your nail and let it dry. Base coat is highly necessary to protect your natural nails and prevent staining. It will also make your manicure last longer. Then paint your nail with a dark brown nail polish. I choose Maybelline Color Show Nail Lacquer, Wine and Dined for the base color.

Love this dark reddish brown polish, a perfect color for fall. I haven’t seen this particular shade in drug stores. If you wish to try it, you can get it from Amazon. Let’s work on creating the green gradient. I used a fan brush to create gradient. It worked perfectly and I will be doing more fan brush nail designs as it is really easy to work with it.

Take some light green acrylic paint on your fan brush and start brushing your nails diagonally, concentrating most of the color in the center of your nail. Keep building the colors till it is opaque enough. Then pick some dark green paint and go over the light green areas using the same fan brush. Try using little paint at a time and keep building the color. Placing more color at once will look muddy and you will not get the soft gradient finish.

Cover the paint with a layer of Top Coat and let ii dry. Now’s the time for Dandelion. Take some dark green paint on the liner brush and make a line starting from the corner of your cuticle pointing to the center of your nail. Using the same brush and some light green paint, draw a thin line over dark green. wipe your brush clean and blend the colors together. There you have the stem over which you will place the dandelion. The bottom of the stem should be thick and thinner to the top.

You will need a fine detail brush to make the dandelion petals. Pick some white paint on the detail brush and wipe off the excess. It is important to have as little paint as possible on the brush to create thin lines. Start by making a X shape. Then pull thin lines from every corner of the X mark.

Make tiny “x” marks over the lines arranging them in round shape using the same detail brush and white paint. Gently press the sharp tip of the brush to make smallest possible dots around the whole dandelion. Let the paint dry and seal the whole design with a layer of Top Coat. Now you have a lovely Dandelion on your nail.

See the Video Tutorial below for a clear idea

Check out my YouTube Channel for more Nail Designs.

How do you like this dandelion Nail Art? What other colors you think would look better for this design! Share your thoughts in the comment box below. I would be happy to hear from you:)

Enjoy and Thank you for stopping by. Don’t forget to check my Nail Art section for more awesome Nail Art Tutorials!



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  1. Hello Demi! I am always pleased to come to your website and to find fun and colored manicures! I absolutely love the color of this nail lacquer as well!

    1. Thanks! Glad to hear that you like my nail arts 🙂

  2. I don’t do my nails much…LOL But this was a good how to video.

    1. Thanks Ken!

  3. I really like the way you describe how to do this nail art and the video really shows how you can make the nail art easy and beautiful to look at and I think it would look great with a burnt orange in the back ground

    1. Thanks for the like. Nice idea to have burnt orange in the background.

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