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Posted on June 02, 2013
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Inspired by the colorful Swatch watches of the 1980s! Nail even features a glow-in-the-dark "rubber" watch guard sculpted out of clear acrylic.

I based this design off of a real Swatch from 1988 called the "Flumotions GN102."

Step-by-Step Nail Art Tutorial

1
Paint entire tip white and begin rough outline of watch face.

Paint entire tip white and begin rough outline of watch face.  

2
Paint larger watch face shapes in orange and black first, working inside of outline.

Paint larger watch face shapes in orange and black first, working inside of outline.  

3
Add finer neon details and smaller shapes to watch face.

Add finer neon details and smaller shapes to watch face.  

4
Add hands and small details. Paint straps on the top and bottom of watch face outline. Sharpen up areas where lines and shapes intersect with a small detail brush.

Add hands and small details. Paint straps on the top and bottom of watch face outline. Sharpen up areas where lines and shapes intersect with a small detail brush.  

5
Roll a small strip of foil around a thin orangewood stick. Remove carefully to retain shape.

Roll a small strip of foil around a thin orangewood stick. Remove carefully to retain shape.  

6
Apply a large, wet bead of clear acrylic into the well left behind by orangewood stick. Spread out with acrylic brush, slowly

Apply a large, wet bead of clear acrylic into the well left behind by orangewood stick. Spread out with acrylic brush, slowly  

7
As acrylic sets up, run a wet brush back and forth to stretch acrylic into a thin, round shape. Roll acrylic back and forth to work out any rough edges.

As acrylic sets up, run a wet brush back and forth to stretch acrylic into a thin, round shape. Roll acrylic back and forth to work out any rough edges.  

8
Trim cured acrylic into five smaller pieces to fit your watch face. Join with small beads of clear acrylic. Once cured, paint entire watch guard with glow-in-the-dark polish.

Trim cured acrylic into five smaller pieces to fit your watch face. Join with small beads of clear acrylic. Once cured, paint entire watch guard with glow-in-the-dark polish.  

9
Lightly press down into top coat. If extra security is desired, use brush-on nail glue to adhere.

Lightly press down into top coat. If extra security is desired, use brush-on nail glue to adhere.  

 
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LaurenBri82 - Commented 8 years ago
Cool! Very creative!!
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Cool! Very creative!!

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