Saint George bunting
Happy Saint George’s Day! I probably should have had this tutorial up before today so you could all sport this design today but… well never mind. Really pleased with how it turned out and I’m sure this design could be adapted for lots of holidays and festivals. I also feel I should have put more flags on each nail but not sure. I will try it next time and see how it looks; I think right now it looks a little bare but I wouldn’t want it to look too crowded either. This article is also a little bit of a tutorial so read the captions on how to recreate this for yourself.
As always, click the pictures for a larger view.
Gather your tools! You’ll need the colours for your flags (Barry M “Matt White” and OPI “An Affair in Red Square” here), a base colour (A England “Saint George“), some striping tape and then I have an Andrea Fullerton duo kit to use the striping brush for the small flags and a Nails Inc art pen to do the silver string.
First of all paint your nails with your base colours. Here I’ve used A England “Saint George” (the green) and OPI “An Affair in Red Square” for my accent nail.
Next add bunting string to all your nails. I did this using a nail art pen that I think is from Nails Inc; very handy and doesn’t take much squeezing which minimises hand wobble!
I missed a step here for the photos, sorry guys! Add striping tape to your main flag to protect the red stripes, then create triangles on your bunting string with striping tape. Try to cover the string leaving a tiny bit exposed so your final bunting looks like it is attached to the string. I failed on this a few times. Fill in the triangles with some white (I used Barry M Gelly Hi-Shine “Matt White”)
While you still have your striping tape on, carefully fill in any details on your flags. Here I used the Andrea Fullerton kit to use the striping brush and attempt some straight lines.
Saint George bunting
Hopefully this will inspire some of you guys, please feel free to recreate this design and post it on my Facebook page or tag @polishedpevil on Twitter or Instagram.