I did this design back in the autumn but just remembered I never got around to making it into a blog post.
I firstly painted all nails with 2 coats of my base colour. I decided on a nude shade.
Then using a orange shade and a thin nail art brush I painted an outline of where I wanted the leaves to be. It’s always so hard to paint onto your dominant hand’s nails lol. I then filled in the shapes with the same colour.
To get the mix of colour on the leaves I used the same orange, a green shade and a yellow shade. I used some makeup sponges to sponge on the colours over where I had drew on the leaf shape. I made sure not to overload the sponge to make the effect more ‘speckled’. I kept building the colours up on top of each other in layers until I was happy with the result.
Once it was all dry, I went over the outline of the leaves with a black nail art pen, added in some leaf veins, and finished it off with a topcoat.