Showing posts with label feather nails. Show all posts
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Saturday, October 5, 2013

Cool New Nail Trend: Rainbow Feather Nails

While nail art is still a huge trend right now, I recently came across a really cool design that your clients will love! This design will have your clients remembering the black art scratch paper from back when they were younger. The end result is the same idea..Bright rainbow colors jumping off a black canvas. All you'll need is black and and array of rainbow color nail polishes, a thin nail art brush, and your creative talent! You can check out the article on Nail It Magazine!


Steps to create the Rainbow Feather Nail Design
  • Step 1: Paint the nails black
  • Step 2: First draw the shaft of the feather as a thin, fine line that curves across the nails.
  • Step 3: Dip your brush into the blue acrylic paint, but only use the tiniest amount possible to get the precise and clean feather look. Add short strokes to both sides of the center line. This part can get tricky but you'll get a hang of it after a few tries
  • Step 4: Continue to add short strokes to the center line; this time with green acrylic paint
  • Step 5: Add yellow strokes.
  • Step 6: Add orange strokes.
  • Step 7: Add pink strokes.
  • Step 8: Add purple strokes.
  • Step 9: Now go back to the blue and continue to add short strokes to the line. Start tapering the feather from this point on by making strokes a little shorter than the ones before.
  • Step 10: Add more green strokes. We're almost done with the feather at this point.
  • Step 11: Add more yellow strokes. Further taper the feather.
  • Step 12: Add orange strokes to the very top of the feather. Remember to taper the end of the feather so it looks realistic!
  • Step 13: And that's it!  Now add topcoat to the nails and clean up the mess around the cuticles and you're done!

Check out the colors below that would work perfectly for this design!
CND VINYLUX Black Pool / 0.5 oz. - 7 Day Air Dry Nail Polish
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Gothic Lolita / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Dance Baby / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Sunshine Pop / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Electropop Collection - Gaga for Green / 0.5 oz.
China Glaze Nail Polish - Sky High Top / 0.5 oz. by China Glaze (240903)
China Glaze Nail Polish - Papaya Punch - 0.5 oz. / 14.79 mL. (240701)