#31DC2016 Day 7: Black and White Pattern

Painted Fingertips | Black and white freehand nail art for the #31DC2016

Hi everyone!

Today’s theme for the 31 Day Challenge is black and white. It took me a long time to decide what to do for this theme. Whenever I do black and white nails, I feel like I should be able to do something really cool and dramatic, and then I have trouble figuring out what. In the end, I decided to fall back on a simple freehanded pattern that I made up as I went along. Painted Fingertips | Black and white freehand nail art for the #31DC2016

I think it turned out pretty nice! The base is Sinful Colors Snow Me White, and I added the pattern using black acrylic paint. Painted Fingertips | Black and white freehand nail art for the #31DC2016

I always have fun painting this type of thing – it’s not that hard, but it looks cool and still gives me the satisfaction of having painted something. Painted Fingertips | Black and white freehand nail art for the #31DC2016

In previous years, I’ve done a black and white water marble, an Op Art-type pattern, and some cute little pandas.

Image from Chalkboard Nails

Image from Chalkboard Nails

One week down! I’ve started on some cool nails for later in the challenge and I can’t wait for you to see them all!

Check out some more black and white nails at these links:

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  • http://www.bedlambeauty.com/ Nichole C

    I love the dreamcatcher look.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Yeah, it made me think of dreamcatchers too 🙂

  • Cindi

    Very cool. I love the handpainted design.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.lustrouslacquer.com/ Lustrous Lacquer

    Great job and the hand painted design! You must have much steadier hands than I do.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • http://www.polishthosenails.com Polish Those Nails

    These look awesome!! This design makes your nails look so long!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you! Sadly I had a pretty bad break after this 🙁

  • http://www.buffandpolishbeauty.com Buff & Polish

    Tres cool! It also reminds me of those scalloped edge lace doilies with beads on the end they use for displaying stuff.

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Oh yes, it does look like those! Thanks!

  • https://www.cdbnails.com Cheyenne

    I think it looks great!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.mannasmanis.com/ Manna’s Manis

    This looks great! Wish I could hand paint 🙂

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! And you can! Anyone can, it just takes practice 🙂

  • http://www.thepolishedhippy.com/ Polished Hippy

    This is so cute!

  • http://www.thepolishedhippy.com/ Polished Hippy

    This is so cute!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • Queen of Nails 83

    Love B&W nail art, so classic!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks! Yes, a timeless combination 🙂

  • Lisa Marie Heath

    Black and white mani’s always look so chic! I love this design

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.lightyournails.com/ Simona @LightYourNails!

    You did great! I love the Native American feeling!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks!

  • Melissa

    I love that you did these freehand!

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thank you!

  • http://www.fortheloveofnailart.co.za vonimoller

    I quite like this 😆

    • http://paintedfingertips.com/ Painted Fingertips

      Thanks V!