Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Nail Art

All About The Nails.

So a few weeks back, I thought that I would buy a acrylic nail set. I thought I would find it fun. I ordered if off ebay. Little did I know that the chemicals that are in the products would make me feel ill. They are sooooo strong. I am prone to meagreness, so the smell just brought them on. 
Acrylic Liquid the most potent  thing ever!

So I was left with lots of false nails,

and lots of products and had no idea what to do with it. So I tried painting on them. I used the size 0 nails to test on because they are huge, and I thought if I ever sell my designs, not alot of people would need size 0.
Size 0 Nail around 20-21 mm across.

 To start with I tried to use nail varnish. So I would apply first just a plain colour. Then using a paint brush, I dipped that into a different colour nail varnish to paint a design onto the nail. That was a bad attempt as the varnish dried to quick and didn't do my brushes all that good.

So I done a bit of research to see if there were any other materials that I could use. I found that people used normal acrylic paint, the one you use in arts and crafts at school. Due to finishing college I had lots of paint, so I thought it wouldn't hurt to try. 

I done some more research and found Robin MosesRobin Moses Nail Art Blog. Her work is amazing. She uses normal acrylic paint to paint designs onto nails for people. So I thought I would give it a go.
First attempt
Using L.A Colours, shocker as my base coat. Now when I applied the varnish to the nail its didn't seem to cover it very well. I guessed that it would be because the nails surface is to smooth and slippery. Using a black acrylic paint and a medium sized paint brush I painted this design onto the nail. It doesn't look that neat. After the first attempt I learnt that I would need to plan my design before I done it and make sure I was neater.

I plan to do more designs and would really love some feed back.

Thanks for reading
Until next time bye x