Dotting Tools Tutorial:What are they? How to use them?
If you are a nail polish fan, this is one instrument you should have! It’s the basic requirement for any type of nail art. Dotting tools are easy and fun to use! Here is a dotting tools tutorial which has all the frequently asked questions about dotting tools
What are dotting tools?
Dotting tools are basically pen type sticks with a round point at one or both end. These are used for multiple purposes like making dots on nails,in crafts and other artwork. The round point comes in various sizes to help you make different sized dots easily!
How to use a dotting tool?
Using a dotting tool for nail arts is easy( I’ve used dotting tools in many of my nail arts). Just put a drop of your chosen nail polish on a plate,dip the pointed end of the dotting tool in the polish and then apply on your nail. Use a bigger sized dotting tool for bigger dots and smaller dotting tool for smaller dots.
Can I make a dotting tool at home?
Yes, there are many household items you can use instead of a dotting tool,however if you want a perfect manicure,a dotting tool is best! Toothpicks are commonly used instead of dotting tools. Bobby pins,pins,pencils and ink-less ball point pens are also used instead of dotting tools. Toothpicks make good dots but if you want multiple even sized dots then its very difficult to obtain that without using dotting tools.
How to clean dotting tools?
Always clean your dotting tool after use. Soak a cotton pad in nail polish remover and clean the pointed head of the tool.
What is the price of dotting tools in India? Where do I buy dotting tools?
Dotting tools are cheap. One set will last a lifetime so its like an investment. You can buy dotting tools easily by ordering online. (Click here to buy)
It is also available in offline craft stores around Rs. 300-350. If you are planning to buy a set, I would suggest buying a full set rather than buying just a single size. Trust me, these will help you a lot with your nail arts!
What nail arts can I do using dotting tools?
Here’s a list of all the nail arts I’ve done using a dotting tool Hope it helps!
Is there anything else you would like to know about dotting tools? Have I missed anything? Feel free to ask in the comments section below
ps: Image source: Google Images
Easwar ArumugamJuly 31, 2013 at 2:36 pm (10 years ago)
that’s indeed a lot of info. thanks for sharingReply
meowwJuly 31, 2013 at 3:48 pm (10 years ago)
Very interesting info! Here at Seoul, there are many nail salons as Seoulites take extra care to keep their nails trendy~ I have tried nail art but didnot get it done with these tools!Reply
VidhiJuly 31, 2013 at 5:18 pm (10 years ago)
thank you Why go to nail salons when you can do the same nail arts at home 😉
IndraniJuly 31, 2013 at 4:02 pm (10 years ago)
This is informative!Reply
Thanks for the tutorial.
sugandhaJuly 31, 2013 at 4:36 pm (10 years ago)
thanks for tutorial, its very nice.Reply
VidhiAugust 1, 2013 at 1:35 am (10 years ago)