Go Psychedelic-NTNA Pre-challenge #1

 
 
Advertisement

Most Popular Nail Art Of The Week

Browse

Advertisement

Embed This Step-by-Step Nail Art Tutorial


Copy and paste the embed code above to put this step-by-step nail art tutorial on your web site.

Advertisement
Posted on June 13, 2016
|  
Like
260 views  |   7 comments  |   Likes 10  

Go psychedelic, just go play! This is a design I created for Nails NTNA season 4 pre-challenge #1. We were asked to create an "out of the box", hand-painted design on 5 nail tips using only traditional polish, gel polish, and acrylic paint in honor of CND's new Creative Play lacquer. This was very challenging because it was my first time ever painting a nail art mural. I had loads of fun creating this look. I hope you enjoy my psychedelic NTNA poster!

Step-by-Step Nail Art Tutorial

1
Go psychedelic, just go play! My mood board of vintage band posters that inspired my creation.

Go psychedelic, just go play! My mood board of vintage band posters that inspired my creation.  

2
For my base, I wanted to do a rainbow gradient across my canvas. I created this gradient by swiping a variety of traditional nail polish colors directly onto a makeup sponge and gently dabbing it onto the nails. I did multiple coats, letting each one dry, until the desired opacity was achieved.

For my base, I wanted to do a rainbow gradient across my canvas. I created this gradient by swiping a variety of traditional nail polish colors directly onto a makeup sponge and gently dabbing it onto the nails. I did multiple coats, letting each one dry, until the desired opacity was achieved.  

3
I'm known for my water marbled nail designs, so I had to incorporate this in some way. I did a flowery, psychedelic water marble on top of my rainbow base using a solid black and a sheer polish. I created a bull's eye by dropping beads of alternating colors onto the water. Colors pictured here are 'Liquid Leather' and 'Rainbow' from China Glaze.

I'm known for my water marbled nail designs, so I had to incorporate this in some way. I did a flowery, psychedelic water marble on top of my rainbow base using a solid black and a sheer polish. I created a bull's eye by dropping beads of alternating colors onto the water. Colors pictured here are 'Liquid Leather' and 'Rainbow' from China Glaze.  

4
After creating my bull's eye, I used a toothpick to swirl the colors into psychedelic flowers.

After creating my bull's eye, I used a toothpick to swirl the colors into psychedelic flowers.  

5
After I swirled my desired print, I dipped the nail into the water and carefully cleaned up the excess polish using an orange wood stick.

After I swirled my desired print, I dipped the nail into the water and carefully cleaned up the excess polish using an orange wood stick.  

6
Once the nails were dry, I created the backdrop for my poster using Wildflower's Art Paints in 'Pitch'.

Once the nails were dry, I created the backdrop for my poster using Wildflower's Art Paints in 'Pitch'.  

7
All details on my poster were painted using Wildflower's Art paints and Mini-mini brush.

All details on my poster were painted using Wildflower's Art paints and Mini-mini brush.  

8
The finished product! I used a small piece of a makeup sponge, tweezers, and 'Pitch' Art Paint from Wildflowers to create an old, distressed look to my poster.

The finished product! I used a small piece of a makeup sponge, tweezers, and 'Pitch' Art Paint from Wildflowers to create an old, distressed look to my poster.  

 
   Tags

10 Artists like this Photo


7 Comments

Report as Inappropriate
Reply
KatieB - Commented 5 months ago
Beautiful x
Report as Inappropriate
Reply
Ivystar - Commented 5 months ago
way groovy, love it.
Report as Inappropriate
Reply
TraceyLeeNails - Commented 5 months ago
Just love your water marbling Toody, worked out perfectly!
Report as Inappropriate
Reply
Kimberly - Commented 5 months ago
Like Lisa said, Groovy!!
Report as Inappropriate
Reply
Deannawhite - Commented 5 months ago
Very cool!
Report as Inappropriate
Reply
AmberDidItPRO - Commented 5 months ago
Lisa, took the words out of my mouth. Way groovy!!
Report as Inappropriate
Reply
beautybytoody - Commented 5 months ago
Thank you all so very much! That means a lot coming from such talented artists. I love all of your creations and I'm so happy to see all of us supporting each other. Wishing everyone the best of luck!!

Write a Comment



Submit
X CLOSE

Go Psychedelic-NTNA Pre-challenge #1 - Step-by-Step Nail Art Tutorial

8 steps
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8

Please sign in or register to     Close
Loading...

No
Yes
FEEDBACK