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The first step was to outline the world by creating a globe, which I featured in the centre of the nails to signify this being the centre of the world. I used a watered down dark blue acrylic paint. I also outlined the first Creative Play nail polish bottle in a watered down black acrylic paint, to make the globe appear to be coming from the bottle.
I then outlined the shape of the countries, keeping the USA and UK in focus in the same dark blue.
With a watered down dark blue acrylic paint, I filed in the ocean part of the world. I kept this wet to give a more realistic water effect, rather than a solid colour.
I repeated the same technique as step 3 to fill in the countries using a green acrylic paint.\n
I covered the Creative Play bottle with a bright purple acrylic paint and started to highlight the bottleneck with grey acrylic paint.
I added a watered down purple section to the polish bottle to look like the glass bottom and then added watered down bursts of colour coming from the bottle around the world of purple, blue, yellow and green to start the ‘explosion of colour’. I used these watered down to create a water-colour look.
I added the second Creative Play polish bottle in bright neon pink acrylic paint, on its side as if it had been spilt. I started adding detail in a variety of acrylic paint colours to the ‘explosion’ such as circles, origami birds, swirls and abstract shapes and designs. I also added the base for the two clocks in a silver acrylic paint to represent the magpie appeal that all Nail Techs have to anything with shimmer or glitter.
I added further detail with acrylic paint to the polish bottles and created the spillage with a slightly lighter neon pink acrylic paint. I added the numbers and details to the clocks to show PST time (on the left) being 8 hours behind UK as USA is west to UK on the globe. I created more detail with the colour ‘explosion’. I also started two fingers in the bottom right hand corner to symbolise a Nail Techs fingers that had created the design.
I added pink nails onto the fingers in the same shade as the pink polish bottle and added the Creative Play logo in black acrylic paint to the polish bottles and also added highlights in a lighter purple and pink acrylic paint shade and shading in a darker acrylic paint.
I added paint to the Nail Tech fingers to represent the creativity of a Nail Tech that has been busy at work painting holding a paint brush. I added final touches to the whole design to finesse, highlight and shade. I then top coated the whole design in gel polish topcoat and cured for 30 seconds in an LED lamp and removed the tacky layer
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