Lit from Within: Zig-Zig-Ziggity Zag Lines
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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Zig-Zig-Ziggity Zag Lines


Hello, Fireflies!

I had so much fun doing tutorials this month.  I'm sad to see the challenge end.. but you know I'm going to keep doing them on my own, because that's how I roll.

I started this one with LynBDesigns Oobleck, a pretty mint with a subtle shimmer.  Probably could have used another coat..

LynBDesigns Oobleck, a pretty mint with a subtle shimmer

Have you ever wanted to do zig-zag nails, but couldn't figure out how to make the lines all match up?  Or, have you ever wanted to do nail art while drunk?  This technique may be for you! I used the tutorial from Nail Art 101 tutorial for zig-zag nails.

Start by making dots in a grid across and down the nail.  Don't start drinking until after this step, or it'll go wonky.

Or, heck, drink first.  That would make for a pretty interesting nail art, I'm thinking.

Start by making dots in a grid across and down the nail.

If you ever played cheeseboxes as a kid, it's kinda like that, only on the diagonal.

If you ever played cheeseboxes as a kid, it's kinda like that

I went towards the tip first, so the next line goes towards the nail bed.  You can go whichever way you want to start.

I went towards the tip first, so the next line goes towards the nail bed

Ok, not perfect.. but you don't know how much I'd been drinking, either.  This could be a very good nailart, if you look at it like that.

Ok, not perfect..

This really needs topcoat for the black to pop!


If you use yellow, you can make Charlie Brown's shirt.


Bottle shot:  LynBDesigns Oobleck, and a black striper.

Bottle shot:  LynBDesigns Oobleck, and a black striper.

Do you like making zig-zag lines or chevrons?  Does this make it easier?  It did for me! Now... is it 5 o'clock yet?







34 comments:

  1. Great job on the free hand chevrons!

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    1. thanks, Lisa! I had to keep looking at the original tutorial to see if I was doing it right! lol

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  2. I would never be able to freehand chevrons, even using this method. I think circles are the extend of my abilities haha :) Great job!

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    1. Hey, I think circles are even harder than straight lines, so you got me there!

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  3. This is one of the most entertaining tutorials I have ever read. LOL!

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  4. Ok that's awesome! I love the breakdown

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    1. Thanks! It was fun - and hard - to do! lol

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    1. Thanks! I'm sure I could use a little more practice, but not bad for a first try at free-hand chevrons

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    1. You are most welcome! Thanks for the yummy pix of David Borneaz! lol

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  7. omg you broke it down so well. I can't believe how simple... thank you!

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    1. Nails 101 gets the credit, I just worked from their tutorial! The grid is the key.

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  8. This is such doable nail art! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. It looks daunting if you think of it as matching all those lines up, but broken down into a grid, it's a different story.

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    1. Me, too - I use a lot of chevrons as French tips, too.

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  10. Very cute. It reminds me of playing that dot game with my son when we were waiting places.

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    1. Yes, it reminds me of cheeseboxes - it has other names, too, but I can't think of any.

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    1. I have no idea what "oobleck' means, maybe it's alien for 'minty green'

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  12. What a fantastic way to make a chevron!!!!! I woulda never thought of that.

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    1. Me, neither, frankly! Nails 101 does great tutorials for simple nail art.

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  13. I'm liking those chevrons. Nicely done.

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  14. I think I can recreate this chevron design, it looks easy. Thing is, I don't have patience.... here we go again.... me and my excuses, haha!

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    1. Maybe if you tried it on your lips. You're amazing with lippies!

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  15. You taught me a cool new nail trick!

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    1. I take that as one of the highest compliments! Thank you!

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