Wednesday, November 12, 2014
Neon letter rain nail art (glow in the dark) + video tutorial
Ello ello! You might remember these freehanded letters from back in June. I created this design in June because I was invited to showcase my nails at an art show! But I wasn't happy with the way my old pictures looked, so that's why I decided to recreate it and take better pics (and use lots of glow in the dark nail polish ofcourse). The art show was this afternoon and everyone was SO nice! I got a lot of compliments about it being so different, not being on a regular canvas. I met some truly amazing artists and even saw some familiar faces, so I had a great time :D Now click, come see the glow pics!
Parrot Polish Glow Hot Lips, Glow Tonic, Glow Mr. Yuk & Glow Blaze. These are all jellies (which makes the glow really bright!) so the white base was definitely useful. I also used Serum No. 5 Ultra Violet or the purple on the pinkie to complete the look! The only way for me to do a gradient now, is to make it glow. And I gotta say, I did a pretty nice job on this picture!
Christrio Scotland which is really the perfect brush for this kind of work. It's a thicker brush than you would normally use for detailed art, but it has a sharp tip which is great for tiny lines. But when you put more paint on the tip, and apply a bit of pressure, it makes thicker lines. So you only need one brush for a wide range of art!
Time for the gradient! Paint stripes of your chosen colors on the sponge, making them overlap a bit, and gently roll the sponge over your nail to make the gradient. This might take some practice to get a smooth result! When you've achieved a nice look, remove the tape and put top coat on your gradient nails.
Music "Feeling A Classically Lovely Fountain" by Expwy
Available on the Free Music Archive freemusicarchive.org/
Under CC BY license http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
I received Parrot Polish Glow Hot Lips, Glow Tonic, Glow Mr. Yuk & Glow Blaze as a press sample to make nail art with. Opinions expressed are 100% my own and not influenced in any way other than the quality of the product itself.