Mani Monday: Basket Weave Nail Art

on May 12 | in Nail Trends | by | with 1 Comment

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DIY Basket Weave

Basket weaving might be a lost art, but you can always make it modern by incorporating this technique onto your nails.  Alpana Ladwani of Punjab, India (@alpsnailart) shows how to do this cross-hatch pattern for added texture.

Basket Weave DIY

What you will need:

  • OPI Alpine Snow
  • OPI Pamplona Purple
  • Tweezers
  • Plastic sheet
  • Sandwich bag
  • Ruler
  • Tape
  • Orangewood stick or cuticle pusher
Basket weave DIY

Step 1

1. Apply 2-3 thick coats of nail polish over a plastic sheet.  Let it dry overnight.

Basket Weave DIY

Step 2

2. With the help of a metal file and ruler, create lines on the dried swatch of nail polish.

DIY Basket Weave

Step 3

3. Cut thin stripes of 2 mm in width.

DIY Basket Weave

Step 4

4. Stick one side of stripes on any surface with tape.

DIY Basket Weave

Step 5

5. Lift first, third, and fifth strips, and insert  vertical  strip to start weaving.

DIY Basket Weave

Step 6

6. Lift alternate strips and use them to sandwich the vertical piece.

DIY Basket Weave

Step 7

DIY Basket Weave

Step 7 a

7 and 7a.  Continue weaving by lifting alternate strips.

DIY Basket Weave

Step 8

8. Cut the excess from the sides.

DIY Basket Weave

Step 9

9. Paint nails purple, and see how pattern will fit the nail.

DIY Basket Weave

Step 10

10. Apply a coat of polish and stick weaved applique on the wet polish. Press the applique with the help of an orangewood stick or cuticle pusher  and set it according to nail size.

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