Nail Art Tutorial: Heart Patches

A few days ago, I posted my Heart Patches Nail Art and I felt wonderful that it got a lot of positive feedback. It honestly surprised me because that nail design was an accident, so to speak. I really wanted to wear OPI Fly but I didn't know if I could pull off a Valentine's inspired nail design using it. So I started painting one of my nails with a big white heart and outlined it. I erased it immediately because I thought it wasn't good enough. When I began painting again, I painted the same thing! Before I had a chance to remove it, I had this idea of quilts ... then I started to paint stitches along the outline of the heart and that did it for me. And so I continued painting the rest of my nails with the idea. This experience taught me that sometimes, we just need to start on something for inspiration to follow.

Here's another look at the Heart Patches:

Heart Patches Nail Art Design


Nanay (english: mother) also liked the patched hearts and asked me to recreate it on her nails using a different color combination. She chose Zoya Kelly in 2 coats for her base color, a beautiful gray color that applies easily and opaque in 2 coatings.

For the hearts, she wanted a dark fuschia shade. I was hesitant at first because I wasn't sure if the color would pop out from the dark background. But Nanay continued by saying that it will with a white outline and stitches. What a brilliant idea! We both agreed though, that the small heart should be white.

Take a look at the version of my mother's Heart Patches nail art:

Heart Patches Nail Art Design


Okay, you know how much I love you all, right? One of the objectives of this nail art blog is to help and inspire people. That is why, as much as I can, I take in requests and answer your emails. This nail art tutorial is in response to a request by Ella Lan who wanted to know I painted these stitched hearts. I redid one of my nails so I could record this video tutorial. I hope you and those who are interested to recreate this nail design will find this helpful.



If you have suggestions or comments on how I do my nail art tutorials, please let me know through the comment section or send me your message via this contact form.




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25 comments:

  1. Rina. This is absolutely gorgeous! I wish I could work with acrylic paint. I tried your clustered hearts mani the other day and it all came out horribly wrong :(

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  2. Amazing as always, have bought myself some nail art brushes now, I can now at last have attempts at your brilliant tutorials!

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  3. Heyyyyyy......(big grin n doing a massive jig)!!!!!!


    Ahhhhhhh...thanks Rins...I've been stalking your page girlie (more than usual). Thank you for the time and patience. When I finally try that particular design I'm going to send you a pic!!!!! Thanks again.

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  4. Amazing! Thanks for the tutorial!

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  5. @Nail Stories
    What went wrong? I think most of the designs I post here can work with nail polishes if you use a nail art brush. You just need to work a little faster since polish dries faster than acrylic paints. But I do recommend trying nail painting with acrylics. You might fall in love with them like I did. ;)

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  6. @Fab Fingertips.
    I think that's amazing news! I remember when I first bought my first set of nail art brushes, I abused them! :P Good luck on your attempts and hopefully you can share with us the results of your work.

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  7. @EllaLan
    I'm just glad I finally got you to comment. Thank you for the request. Some are looking for a tutorial too. And yes, please send me a picture of how it turned out. :)

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  8. I quilt, so I think this is doubley adorable.

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  9. Hi Rina, okay?
    I'm from Brazil and I think you're wonderful.
    Last week I saw Nail Art Tutorial: Hearts cluttered and I just fell in love. . LOL
    I tried to do and everybody loved it.

    Thanks for the inspiration and continue honor us with your nails and tutorials.

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  10. @Anita
    I think it's amazing that you know how to quilt! Thank you for saying that my stitched hearts are adorable. :)

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  11. @glezita
    I feel wonderful because you said so. :) Thank you. I'm happy that you and your friends loved the Cluttered Hearts nail art design that I did. I hope I can create more nail art and tutorials that you will also love. :)

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  12. I was wondering what kind of acrylic paint you use?Is is the kind of paint you would buy in a paint store.What kind of tool are you using in this video.

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  13. Really cute design, great job! I especially love the one with Fly as the background but the other one looks awesome too, the white outlines were a great idea!

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  14. @Kayleigh
    I thought the white outline was a great idea too!

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  15. Hello Rins,

    what a cute design! I wish I had your skills...
    I have a tag for you over on my blog! I hope you enjoy it :)

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  16. This design is SO cute! I have looked through alot of other nail designs, but yours always look the cutest/most professional/most creative. I recently did mine with a deep sky blue, and with a toothpick did dots to create a flower with yellow petals and a brown center. Nothing as spectacular as your designs, but your designs helped inspire it! :)

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  17. Very cute, I just tried this on my own nails, unfortunately they were uncharacteristically short because I had just snagged one of them & had to cut them all super short. But they came out ok! I video taped it & will give you credit in my video once I post it!

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  18. ms. rina where do you buy your nail polish?

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  19. @GelaNails
    Goodie! I would love to see it! :)

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  20. this is such a cute design! and you make it look so easy > <

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  21. Hello, Rins! I'm a kidney doctor.. I fell in love with this design the first time I saw it. And when I decided to do the 31-day nail polish challenge, I knew THIS would be the mani "Inspired by a Tutorial". And today is the day!!! ... I'll give you credit for it. I hope I do your lovely design justice! :)

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