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Pink Acrylic Color
Blue Acrylic Color
Yellow Acrylic Color
Brown Acrylic Color
Gold Glitter Gel
Liner Nail Art Brush
Pointed Brush Step 1. Apply the base coat on the nail and cure.
Step 2. Paint the entire nail with the white color gel and cure. Apply the white color on the nail one more time. Cure again.
Step 3. Apply the top coat on the nail and cure.
Step 4. Put some pink, blue yellow and brown acrylic colors on the palette. Add water to each color and mix well.
Step 5. Once you wipe the uncured top gel, file away all the glossiness with a sponge file. If you don’t do this, the acrylic paint won’t set on the surface.
Step 6. When you work with water colors, you need to absorb extra moisture, so a brush about this thickness would be very useful.
Step 7. I’m going to draw two flowers–one by the tip of the nail, and the other by the cuticle. First, draw a half circle with the blue paint. Clean the brush and absorb the moisture.
Step 8. While you wait for the blue paint to dry, go ahead and do the same thing by the cuticle.
Step 9. Before you go to the next step, make sure the blue paint on the nail is completely dry or the colors will blend and run all over the place. Draw a half circle with the pink paint above the blue paint and absorb the extra moisture with the cleaned brush. Do the same thing by the cuticle.
Step 10. Paint the yellow just about in the middle of the flower at random and absorb the moisture with the cleaned brush. Do the same thing on the flower by the cuticle.
Step 11. Use the blue again and paint a random part of the pink color. Absorb the moisture and do the same thing on the flower by the cuticle.
Step 12. Do the same thing with the pink color and paint a random part of the blue. Absorb the moisture, and do the same thing on the flower by the cuticle.
Step 13. Put some brown paint on an art liner and draw a leaf and vines in an open space. You don’t need to absorb the moisture from thin lines since they dry very quickly.
Step 14. Color the leaf and absorb the moisture.
Step 15. Let’s draw the core of the flower. In the center of the flower, draw a circle, and a smaller one inside.
Step 16. Draw a brown line in the pink area. This line works as an outline of the flower, and it also gives the flower some petals.
Step 17. Do the same thing with the flower by the cuticle.
Step 18. Draw some lines outside of the flowers at random. They don’t need to be perfect. Just draw some light lines at random to frame the shape of the flowers.
Step 19. Draw some veins of the leaf with the brown color.
Step 20. Now, use the blue color and draw some lines as if you are tracing the brown ones.
Step 21. Draw lines in the flowers just as you did with the brown color.
Step 22. Draw some veins in the leaf with the blue, too.
Step 23. Put some gold glitter gel on a thin brush and draw a line right by the line here.
Step 24. Draw a line all around the nail with the gold glitter lightly. Cure.[hr]
Step 25. Apply the top gel all the way to the tip of the nail evenly. Cure, and you’re done.