Video by Laura Lanktree
Step 1: At a fabric supply store, choose an intricate yet sturdy cotton lace trim—you’ll need about10 inches. Cut into approximately one-inch strips (each should wrap comfortably around your finger).
Step 2: Apply black waterproof liquid liner onto the lace until it’s soaked. Then, covering one hand in tissue to avoid staining, wrap the lace around a finger on your other hand; hold for a few seconds. Remove and let dry before continuing.
Step 3: When you’ve finished imprinting (try all 10 fingers like me, or as an accent on just a couple), paint nails with bold polish. I love oxblood, but any deep shade will work. For extra toughness, add a grainy-leather-effect topcoat.
Givenchy Liner Couture Precision Felt-Tip Eyeliner, $34
Lace from Mokuba in Toronto
Joe Fresh Nail Polish in Black Cherry
M.A.C Nail Transformations Studio Nail Lacquer in Texturize, $14