Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Weekend Nails: 3d Violets~

Another nail art tutorial~
I'm so neglecting my beauty product reviews because i'm so into nail art these days. I'll get on those later. hehe

I sported this nail art last monday, not yet the weekend but i feel like making a nail art so i just did.

Looks difficult to do?
Nah, not that difficult. Yes, it's challenging but not impossible.
I added flakies for that extra oomph! If you don't have flaky polishes then glitters would do too.

If you read my 3d nail art post, the idea is basically the same. it's just that this time, instead of a rounded shape on the petals, i did it with tiny brushstrokes. I think this looks way better than my first one,ne?

I used acrylic again for this nail art. I guess you can use nail art pen as long as you have the colors you wanted.
These are the colors that i used.... left for my flowers & right for my leaves.

I forgot to add my phtalocyanine green as the one that i used for the inner leaf color. Anyway, the color depends on you. You can follow this color or invent your own! I think pinks & reds would work well for the are yellows & oranges!

Let's get on with the tutorial:

1. Choose your base color. On my nails, i choose a dark teal polish with green flakies. On the nail wheel, it's black with Essie flakies (shine of the times).
2. Using a dotting tool with the biggest tip, make a flower. Just drag it once you put it on & you'll be able to make a petal.
3. With a detailing brush, trace the edges of the petals for a neater look.
4. Dip the tip of the brush with the lilac color & make tiny strokes on the inside of the petals.
5. Then do the same procedure with the violet too. Just do it randomly. If your acrylic is still wet, it doesn't matter. You can even mix them together for a more natural blend.
6. As for the leaf, start a line to serve as the main vein.
7. With tiny strokes, draw the half part of the leaf using the lightest color. Just do this with a light hand, you won't be able to achieve a serrated-effect with a heavy hand. 
8. Repeat the same procedure with number 7 to complete the leaf. Just use the tip of the brush.
9. Follow steps 7 & 8 this time with the green color & don't go over the edge of the whole leaf, just the inside of it.
10. Using the darker green (phtalocyanine green) deepen the color of the leaf with tiny strokes. 
11. Then add in some details like swirls & more leaves or flowers. I used a swarovski for the middle of the flower, but if you don't have rhinestones then you can just add a dot in the middle. Finish it off with a top coat!

It's challenging but not impossible. I made another video so that you'll be able to see it in real time but uploading on youtube takes forever so i just didn't bother posting it. 

Hope you'll be able to sport this look on your nails sometime now that you know how to do it.

Have a great day,ladies!
Jaa ne~!


Elizabeth Stern said...

this is amazing- reblogged!!! thanks!

Eve Shum said...

Woww! You're so talented!

Thiamere Brea said...


Thiamere Brea said...

thanks so much,sweetie!

Breena Estillore said...

Ganda talaga sis. :D Anong detailing brush yung gamit mo? Yun ba ung sa NBS? :D

Thiamere Brea said...

yup, yung 18 petot!

rmcandlelight said...

I'm in love with your nail art drawing skills. I wish I can hire you to teach me. I have such a hard time making thin lines.

Thiamere Brea said...


maybe it's also your brush?
synthetic bristles tend to be quite soft & not firm enough to allow you that tiny strokes. when wet too, they tend to stick together making the tip wide. if you could find the brush that i am using (watercolor/chinese brush #1) it could help.

shobe said...

thia nagpapainting ka ba? galing eh.hehe

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donnarence masilungan said...

OMG!! I thought the flowers were mere stickers!!!!! waaaaaahhhh ang galing mo jem bravo

Jes Roque said...

Ang gandaaaa! :)

Thiamere Brea said...

yes,i do!
though tagal na ko hindi nagpapaint sa canvass, sa nails na lang


Thiamere Brea said...


Thiamere Brea said...

kaya nga minsan napapagkamalang stickers lang yung nail art ko.
nung nakaraan sabi ko sasampalin ko ang sinumang mag insist na sticker yung camellia nail art ko.buti wala nmn akong nasampal!

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rmcandlelight said...

If you could get one I will buy it from you :)

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