Nov 12 2014

Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art

Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art

Hello Lovelies! I haven’t had nail art post for so long (the last one was posted on May 2013!) that it felt a bit odd to take photos of my own hands :)

Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art


Anyways, have you heard of ‘origami nail art’ before? I’ve been seeing lots of these origami inclusion nail art lately on Japanese nail art posts, but I don’t think I’ve seen one in anywhere else – I’m guessing that it’s because either 1) it’s a Japanese thing, origami or 2) it’s called something else in the rest of the world. Do you guys know anything about it??

Whatever it’s called, this is my first attempt on doing origami nail art, and hope you like it as much as I do, too!

I used:

Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art
Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art
  • essie / Smokin’ Hot
  • essie / Adore-A-Ball
  • Seche / Vite (as a top coat)
  • origami – I’m using metallic coloured ones
  • masking tape
  • a pair of scissors

How to get the look:

1) Cut out origami into whatever shapes and sizes you wish. I’m also using these tiny sequines that I got from craft store.

2) Cut three ‘O’ shapes out of masking tape; cut these according to the size of your thumb, middle and ring finger (the ‘O’s become templates so they should be smaller than your nails).

3) Apply base coat.

4) Place ‘O’ shaped masking tapes on your right thumb and ring finger, and on your left middle finger.

5) Apply two coats of Smokin’ Hot around the masking tapes you just placed. Peel them off while the polishes are still half-dry.

6) Apply three coats of Adore-A-Ball on the rest of the fingers.

7) Add the cut out origami as much as you wish on these fingers.

8) Apply thick top coat.

Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art
Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art

Seems like a lot of process, but no, it doesn’t take that long to achieve the look. The only thing you have to remember is to use thick top coat (Seche Vite is my best recommendation). If your top coat is thin one, please apply it as many time as needed to enclose origami properly!

Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art
Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art

And, of course, I have to apologise for my shameless promotion :) These rings (except the middie rings, they are from Forever 21) are all from my new Etsy shop: (on my left hand) Vintage Brass Unicorn Open Ring

(on my right hand) Brass Car Charm Open Ring , and Vintage Jet Black Heart Charm Open Ring.

Hope you’ll enjoy browsing my shop, leap Jewellery, and don’t forget to use coupon code HelloLeapSGT to receive 20% off for your entire purchase! And, of course, I hope you enjoyed the origami nail art tutorial, too :)


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2 Commnents to “Nail Art: Origami Inclusion Art”

  1. Thank you very much, Sandy :)

  2. This is tooooo cute! you are so creative!
    love all those rings too

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