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Nail Art Studio: Arcade Nails

Marquita Bush demonstrates how to do Arcade nail art.

Marquita Bush demonstrates how to do Arcade nail art.


Apply one coat of black acrylic paint to the nail and allow to dry. With a medium blue paint, draw random, open angled lines on the nail.


Using a dotting tool, place lines of dots in between the blue lines. Create a few random larger dots.


Using yellow, orange, and red acrylic paint, place several circles within the blue lines to create the characters. With black paint, draw sideways triangles in the circles to create mouths. Use white and black acrylic paint to create eyes. Paint cherries and an apple. Finish with clear top coat.

Marquita Bush, Nails by Marquita, Landover, Md.

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 You can also mail your tips (one for each step) and written instructions to Tracy Rubert, NAILS Magazine, 3520 Challenger St., Torrance, CA 90503. Make sure to include your name, salon name (if applicable), city, state, and contact information. When mailing us tips for Nail Art Studio, please mail them in a padded envelope or box to keep the nail tips fully intact in transit.

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