How to do an animal-pattern nail art application using stripping and dotting

With Deborah Carrington
Duration10 minutes
Skill levelFoundation


Explore how to create a vibrant, striped animal pattern design using a striping technique and dotting tool in this foundation MHD nail art step-by-step. Nail artist, lecturer and private trainer for ITA, Deborah Carrington demonstrates how the simple placement of lines and dots can create an animal pattern in the complementary colours of black and gold glitter.

Members can also download our Animal Pattern using Stripping and Dotting Techniques factsheet guide.

Technical skills

  • Acrylic paint
  • Base coat
  • Detailing brush
  • Dotting tool
  • Enamels
  • Precision painter
  • Stripes
  • Topcoat


Contributor: Deborah Carrington
Model: Rudie Mccree
Make-Up Artist: Melissa Bourne
Photographer: Andrew Gilbert

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