Oh, the tangled webs we weave…or paint! 😉
Here are some really simple Spider & Web Nails I did not long ago. It’s all freehand and doesn’t take long to do.
Looking back now, I wish that I had done more spiders and just one cobweb as the accent nail because I like the spider more than the web.
This Hallowe’en nail art reminds me of Charlotte’s Web. Do you remember that children’s book? It was one of my favourites, and I also enjoyed watching the movie. Oh, Wilbur was so cute, but I really fell in love with Charlotte.
Spider & Web Nail Art Swatches
All swatches have:
- Nubar Foundation Base Coat
- 2 coats of Revlon Carbonite
- Web: NYX Ink Nail Art in Black
- Seche Vite Dry Fast Top Coat
*~* Spider & Web Nail Art Tutorial *~*
What I Used:
Step 1: Add a Base Coat
Step 2: Paint Your Nails a Base Colour
I went with a silver so that the black spider would stand out. This is Revlon Carbonite, and it had a super-pigmented formula and it dries verrrry quickly. So if you take too long painting over the same area, the polish clumps up! The trick is to work quickly with this one. (Thanks to Carmela from Polished Indulgence for sending me this gorgeous colour!)
You might consider painting one or more of your nails black and then doing a silver-cobweb design on those. I just went with all black cobwebs.
Wait about 8-10 minutes to allow this to dry a bit before continuing to the next step. (If you’re actually using Revlon Carbonite, you can go on your way pretty quickly…basically right after you’ve finished painting all of your nails!)
Step 3: Begin the Spider’s Web
I used my black striper to draw lines along my nails. I found that it’s easier if you paint one diagonal line on each nail where you want the web. Then, start your next lines at the same point near the top, but fan out the bottom as shown below.
Step 4: Finish the Spider’s Web
With short lines, paint on the horizontal lines. You may want to curve them more than I did.
Step 5: Start Your Spider
Dab on some black polish onto your nail. The dabbing motion will give you better control, and you can shape the circle more easily than if you try to paint it on. At least, this is what I’ve found with my experience.
I also suggest that if you intend to have the spider dangling down your nail by a thread of webbing that you start the spider further down your nail than I did.
Step 6: Give Your Spider Legs
Using my striper, I added a total of 8 legs. I liked putting them on in pairs. You may want to make the hind legs longer than the front legs.
Step 7: Give Your Spider Sight
Add some yellow polish onto your piece of foil. Dip your dotting tool or even the handle of a brush into the polish. Add 2 dots.
You could use white polish, but I felt that the yellow gave it more of a creepy-crawler feel.
Wait a few minutes before proceeding to the next step.
Step 8: Add Pupils
Add some black polish to your piece of foil. Dip your dotting tool into it, and add the pupils. I chose to add the pupils near the bottom of the yellow circles so the spider is looking down. Feel free to give it crazy eyes, or make it look in another direction.
Wait about 15 minutes to allow this all to dry a bit before continuing to the next step.
Step 9: Add a Top Coat
Step 10: Don’t Scream the Next Time You See a Spider
Do spiders make you squeamish? Would you try these cobwebs or spiders on your nails? What’s your favourite insect?