I was going to try out that abstract swirly design all over each nail, but I thought it looked better partially done. It looks like something was spilled on my nails. Halloween-ish?
Playing around with some swirls, feat. Zoya’s FeiFei!
Ocean twist, warm version.
I forgot to post these! I did these on October 30, 2011. I followed a nail art tutorial at RobinMoses.com, click here to get the look! :)
This is a tutorial for the contrast-abstract design, and it’s based on mixing colors (to learn more about mixing colors, CLICK HERE). Here’s the how-to!
1. You’re going to mix a teal-ish color (to those that are wondering, I’m mixing on photo paper). If you have a color that matches, perfect! If not, I’ll show you what I’m mixing together.
It’s hard to see, but I’m mixing a dark green, a cornflower blue, and white together. If you want to use the exact colors I’m using (which you don’t HAVE to!), the blue is Sally Hansen’s Pacific Blue and the green is Finger Paints’ Scenery Greenery.
You’ll end up with a muted blue!
2. With this color and a small brush (or if you have the color in a bottle, use the brush that came with the polish), paint the nail in this shape.
3. This step is optional, but I’m going to add glitter to part of the blue. The glitter I’m using is a fine, holographic blue. If you’d like to make this glitter, you can mix blue and holographic silver together. Glitter polish works just as well! I’m applying the loose glitter with nail foil glue.
4. Now you’re going to mix up a red-orange. I’m mixing red, orange, and white together.
5. Start off by painting a line directly underneath the blue, following the curve. I’m using a thin brush.
6. Now add your swirl. Take your time if you need to, you don’t have to rush!
7. Again, this step is optional, but I’m going to add glitter underneath the orange. The glitter I’m using is called Fire Orange and I bought it from dollarnailart.com. You can use alternatives or buy the exact one I’m using (be aware that although everything is $1, your order must total to a minimum of $25).
8. Add your top coat and you’re done!
Simple glittery contrast-abstract design!
Abstract design, inspired by an old art project of mine!