Tape Chevrons (with Step-by-Step)

Yesterday I finally picked up some craft scissors perfect for cutting scotch tape in to all sorts of interesting designs. I found them in Tesco and they had zig-zag and scallop patterns so I picked up both and set about creating some chevron nails. I’ve attempted this a few times freehand but every time was a fail so I set my sights on some of these scissors! Chevrons seem to be a big trend coming in to summer so I’m sure I’ll get plenty of use out of them.
My base colour is NYC Lavender Cupcake and the silvery, gun metal grey is A-England Dorian Gray.

To get this look you’ll need some scotch tape and craft scissors that cut in a zig-zag. Cut of plenty of thin chevron strips before you start so they’re ready to go!

1. Make sure your base colour is completely dry and apply the strips to your nail using tweezers. Keep them as parallel as possible and line up the points.
2. Paint over the whole nail using your second colour.
3. While the second colour is still wet, carefully peel off the tape. Once everything is dry, apply your top coat and use a small nail art brush dipped in acetone to clean up around your cuticle.

  • Sonia Maloof

    I know it was 2 years ago but i have the same problem. Please tell if you solved it and how. Thank you a lot