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Posted on June 10, 2015
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This is my entry to NAILS "Next Top Nail Artist" first pre-challenge 2015-2016! The theme was "Cover Artist" and we were asked to recreate/be inspired by one of Nails Magazine's covers from over 30 years back to choose from. Not an easy task but when I saw the October 2000 issue, I was sold! In the cover a hand is holding an old looking earth globe and I just knew right away that this was The One. ;)

For the sculpted extensions I used Light Elegance hard gel. I really enjoyed creating this set and it also got an extra little cool twist to it! On my Instagram @celinaryden you'll find a video where I place the nails next to my table lamp and they actually look like a lit up earth globe! So cool! I really hope that you'll enjoy this tutorial and maybe learn something new. :)

Step-by-Step Nail Art Tutorial

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Start by applying your base color. I mixed this one up by using

Start by applying your base color. I mixed this one up by using "Next Stop Coney Island", "Delicious" and "Swedish White" from LE.  

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Prepare your acrylic paint, a small detail brush, a small sponge and tweezers.

Prepare your acrylic paint, a small detail brush, a small sponge and tweezers.  

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Then start drawing out some marks for the compass and some guidelines for the countries.

Then start drawing out some marks for the compass and some guidelines for the countries.  

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Take the sponge and dip it into your acrylic paint using the tweezers. Here I mixed up some gold, bronze, white and yellow to create my base shading where the sea is. When you've finished all fingers, mix up a darker shade and add just a couple of darker details in the sea area, also using the sponge.

Take the sponge and dip it into your acrylic paint using the tweezers. Here I mixed up some gold, bronze, white and yellow to create my base shading where the sea is. When you've finished all fingers, mix up a darker shade and add just a couple of darker details in the sea area, also using the sponge.  

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To create the countries, mix up a dark brown color (I added some bronze to give it a shiny effect and to add a little bit more life into it) and fill up the spaces you've marked out. Then use the sponge and add some dimension by mixing up darker shades and dab it on. To add even more dimension, make the edges of the countries a little bit darker and finish by outlining them with a teeny tiny back line.

To create the countries, mix up a dark brown color (I added some bronze to give it a shiny effect and to add a little bit more life into it) and fill up the spaces you've marked out. Then use the sponge and add some dimension by mixing up darker shades and dab it on. To add even more dimension, make the edges of the countries a little bit darker and finish by outlining them with a teeny tiny back line.  

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Here's a picture of the thumb where you can see a little bit more of the details. I decided that I of course had to bring Sweden along, so I added a little bit more details where the mountains are, dividing us with Norway and then we have Denmark saying hi at the tip of the nail. ;)

Here's a picture of the thumb where you can see a little bit more of the details. I decided that I of course had to bring Sweden along, so I added a little bit more details where the mountains are, dividing us with Norway and then we have Denmark saying hi at the tip of the nail. ;)  

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Take your detail brush and summon the artist in you. Draw out the compass and be as detailed as you want. Just make sure that your lines are straight pointing from

Take your detail brush and summon the artist in you. Draw out the compass and be as detailed as you want. Just make sure that your lines are straight pointing from "south" to "north" and from "east" to "west".  

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Finish off by adding the long lines crossing both vertically and horizontally on all fingers and then add something to protect the design. I like to apply a thin layer of

Finish off by adding the long lines crossing both vertically and horizontally on all fingers and then add something to protect the design. I like to apply a thin layer of "bonder" and then an extra layer of gel just to be sure (if my design would come off at this point just because I didn't seal it properly, I would kill myself. Twice.  

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Buff the surface or add a matte top gloss to get that old school look and you're done! If you have extensions, try placing a light source behind the nails and watch the magic happen as your nails turn into the coolest old school lit up earth globe ever! Quite a party trick.... ;)

Buff the surface or add a matte top gloss to get that old school look and you're done! If you have extensions, try placing a light source behind the nails and watch the magic happen as your nails turn into the coolest old school lit up earth globe ever! Quite a party trick.... ;)  

 
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nailsbyemily91 - Commented one year ago
yassss !! gorgeous!
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Celinas_Ryden - Commented one year ago
Thank you! :) <3
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TheRawrShop - Commented one year ago
LOVE!!!!!
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Celinas_Ryden - Commented one year ago
Thanks! <3 <3
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getbuffednails - Commented one year ago
Amazing! But I expected nothing less xx
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Celinas_Ryden - Commented one year ago
Thanks luv! πŸ’—πŸ’—
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ShyneShayd - Commented one year ago
Luv em' luv em' luv emm' !!!
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Celinas_Ryden - Commented one year ago
☺️😚
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OlaNailz - Commented one year ago
Thank you for tutorial. Gorgeous
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Celinas_Ryden - Commented one year ago
Thank you! :))
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thegelqueen - Commented one year ago
Un-freaking-believable!! Goddess of the nail industry πŸ‘Έ
After you big US trip you must have the travel bug so how about a trip down under here in Oz.
Ray and the Australian crew of LE would love to have you and roll out the red carpet πŸ’ž
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jensnailcare - Commented one year ago
You're amazing! Thanks for you tutorial!
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crisjanssens - Commented one year ago
fantastic... and it seens to be so easy!!!!thank you
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NYGARCIA - Commented one year ago
One of my favorite
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Bnails51 - Commented 2 months ago
Wow

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