Hand Painted Nail Art – Faded

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The Nail Art:

Hello! How was everyone’s weekend? I had fun with this practice design! It was based off one of the designs from the nail art wheel I posted the other day. It is really just a mix of random lines lol, I had no particular design in mind for this so I just kind of started painting.

By the way: I don’t know if it is my monitor or what, but my hands look super washed out in these pictures. I didn’t even notice it until now – so frustrating. My apologies! But hey the nail art still looks fine; which is all that really matters anyway :p. So onto the steps!

20150512_022823aHow-to:

To start off I applied two coats of Sinful Colors Rise And Shine and let that dry completely before I began painting.

While it was drying I chose some acrylic paint that was a slightly lighter shade than the base color – just a simple teal colored acrylic paint. I then decided how many “fades” I wanted in the design, which for this design I wanted the pattern to contrast between at least 4 or 5 shades.

So in a paint palette I added equal amounts of the teal paint in 5 different spots. I then proceeded to add white paint to each paint dollop adding a bit more white to each dollop as I went ( for example: for the first pot of paint I added 1 drop of white paint, then for the second pot I added 2 drops, and the 3rd adding 3 and so forth until I had 5 different shades of the teal. Dark to light.)

When all of the paints were mixed I started the pattern by painting on the darkest shade first and drawing a line or two on my nail. Then when moving to the next line/section I used the next shade of paint, and so on.

When I finished painting all of my ombre lines I applied a layer of Salon Perfect Matte top coat to smooth everything out and to complete the look.

I hope these steps weren’t too hard to follow. lol I tried to be as descriptive as I could without extra pictures (would have been more helpful though :p). If you have any questions feel free to comment them below! 🙂

Colors used:

Sinful Colors – Rise & Shine

White Acrylic Paint

Teal Acrylic Paint

Salon Perfect Matte Top Coat

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