01/30/2012 12:08 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Ikat-Inspired DIY Nail Art

There are certain prints that will never go out of style like leopard, stripes and floral, however, I've learned through trial and error that the key to keeping it modern is wearing them in unconventional ways. Mr. Candiipants blogger Candice caught whim of an ikat mani floating on Tumblr, but was utterly disappointed after discovering that the accompanying how-to was through applying nail stickers.

Much less labor-intensive than the actual weaving technique, she challenged herself to recreate this design with actual paint. Follow Candice's steps in the video below (tutorial starts at 1:30 mark).

Photos: Balenciaga Fall 2008 runway look, Chris Moore/Catwalking/Getty Images; OPI Katy Perry Turquoise Shatter; Essence Colour & Go Wake Up; Sally Hansen Insta-Dri Whirlwind White; Milani Black Nail Art Pen; Mr. Candiipants' ikat-inspired diy nail art.

What do you think about this ikat-influenced manicure? Tell us your thoughts in the comments section. And keep clicking through the slideshow for more DIY nail art.

DIY Nail Art


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