This started with the tie-dye and just kept growing to all the different nails! This design was so much fun because it was a new design on every nail. I got to try different techniques and practice some of my freehand. The interesting part about this was that while every nail is so different, they all worked really well together. I absolutely love doing the tie-dye nail because you do not have to be perfect. It's more abstract and chaos is what makes it unique. I cannot wait until I can film a tutorial for the tie-dye nails!
Continue reading to see how I made this design!
For this design, I used a small nail art brush, a large dotting tool, white acrylic paint, a tooth pick, and the following polish
Lime Green: Color Club Trees Please
dark green: Color Club Pon the Reggae
Light Green: Color Club Under the blacklight
Black: Sinful Colors Black on Black
And of course, My current favorite top coat by SuperChic Lacquer.
for every nail, I started with a base color of Under the Blacklight followed by a layer of quick dry top coat. The top coat is especially important because I'll be using acrylic paint.
For the Yin and Yang nailI took the acrylic paint and painted one side of the nail. while the paint was still wet, I used a toothpick to gently scrape away parts of the paint. This way I am able to make a clean line without having to paint it perfectly. this step is why the top coat is important. Without the top coat, you would not be able to scrape away the paint. The acrylic paint does not stick to the top coat the same way it sticks to polish. Next, I took Black on Black and covered the white paint. I took the dotting tool and made two dots with Black on Black and Under the Blacklight.
For the alien nail, I used the acrylic paint to shape the head, scraping away any misshaping. This white paint also helped make the colors pop a little bit more. I painted over the white paint with Trees Please. Using a small nail art brush and Black on Black, I painted the outline of the alien head, nose, and mouth. For the Eyes, I started with a slanted line then from that make the almond shape.
For the tie-dye nail, I took the small nail art and Trees Please to make a swirl on the nail where I wanted this portion of the tie-dye. I did the same with Pon the Reggae just on the outside of the line I just painted. I took tRees Please and using the nail art brush to make tiny brush strokes perpendicular to the swirl I just made. I repeated this step with the other two colors making sure that all the colors overlap a little bit. This gives it more of the tie-dye look.
For the Star nail, I used the same technique as on the alien nail. I made each star in white acrylic paint then covered with the polish and outlined with polish.
Lastly, I topped all the nails with a layer of quick dry top coat.
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