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I started with my main tip first. I applied 2 coats metallic blue Shellac and a top coat.
Then i moved on to the other four nails. I decided to use Mirror Gel for the background on these nails. I chose four different colors and faded them in with the champagne mirror gel.
I sketched out what I wanted my main nail to look like. I drew the side profile of her face with acrylic paint. Highlighting her lips and eyes also with acrylic paint.
My next step I took 5 different bright polish colors and applied them around her face and flowing onto the other nails with a sponging technique. This is the background for her hair. It gives the hair a little more texture.
I took acrylic paint with a Number 2 thin art brush and applied swirls over the sponged paint. I wanted to give it the effect of flowing strands of hair.
My idea was to add in flowers and other "gypsy-ish" elements to her hair. I hand painted somethings. The other decorations I worked from a stamping plate. I chose what I wanted on the nail, stamped it onto the stamping pad and let it dry for a minute. I then went over the design and filled in the negative space with assorted polished. Once dry I used a polish top coat and waited for the to dry. After a few minutes for it to set up, I then peeled the design off with tweezers and turned it upside down so that you could see the outline of the design and the color i had added. Then I just suck it right onto the nail. Since it is so thin, it laid easily.
I added handpainted embellishments around her face and on the rest of her nail. I added some jewelry to my Gypsy and vines and flowers in her hair.
The flower and other decorations i had added looked a little flat and blended into the background so I decided to go back in with gel polish over my embellishments to give them a little more depth. I figured it would make them stand out better.
I touched up some highlights around her face and on the other nails to give her a little more life. I gel top coated some parts of her hair and some embellishments in her hair to make them pop a little bit more. Then i was finished.
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