Friday, May 11, 2012

Weekend Nails:Camellia Nail Art

Thank you so much for the love that you showed for my nail art.

I am so proud of my work that's why i'm really happy that you all appreciate it. So here is my tutorial for that. I did a video & also a picture tutorial to show my appreciation.

I did the video tutorial first so you might notice that there's already a flower on the picture tutorial. The video doesn't have a sound though, but i figured that you might want to see how i was able to do it in real time. This is also the nail wheel that i used for my Yummy Sweets Collection! haha

When you work with acrylic, make sure that you have a towel/cotton soaked in alcohol. It makes getting off the acrylic easier than just plain water. That's why it's better to put top coat on your base color before you start working on the designs so that you would be able to protect your base color.

Another thing to remember is that you can't use the acrylic itself, you have to dilute it with water. It will make painting a lot easier. Just add a drop or two or water.

I used a navy blue base & a blue base. You can choose different color combinations too.
Black base & gold will look mighty good too! The choice is entirely yours to make.

Click the picture to see it better.

1. Using a detailing brush, put a tiny circle to start your flower.
2. Add 5 tiny curves facing the flowers to act as petals.
3. Then add random lines on the inside of the petals.
4. Repeat the process of adding more petals, around the flower that you had just made.
5. Just like in number 3, add random lines going to the inside of the petals to add definition.
6. Add a leaf or two.
7. Add in more details on like like swirls or buds. Make sure you finish it with top coat.

Time to admire your new nail art!
I used my cheap brush in making this, you can see on the video that i used it.

Tell me if you are able to do this nail art,hunnies!
I would love to see your nail art too.

Have a happy weekend!
Jaa ne~!


rmcandlelight said...

OMG you are truly an artist! Love your flowers. I need that tiny detailed brush. Did you make it yourself by cutting it? :)

nicole said...

I just love your nail art! how I wish i can do that too... but alas I am not that gifted when it comes to nail art haha... :)

angelamhiere said...

I love it! It's very, very, GORGEOUS!!! ^__^

I used to be addicted to nail art, too. That's why, when I do it on my nails, I really don't take it off until its really chipped! Hahaha! Imagine working on a beautiful piece of art for hours then it'll just be easily ruined, you have to take it off? Sakit sa puso nun, ah! XD

Shameless plug na nga rin... please drop by my blogs, if you have spare time, dear! =)

Thanks!!! ^__^

saccharine0158 said...

watching the video made me tired LOL! ako na pinakatamad na tao. :)) but it surely is beautiful sis! :D

Thiamere Brea said...

no, i bought it. ask for a watercolor or chinese brush at a craft store. the thing that makes this ideal for diluted acrylics/medium is that the handle & ferrule will keep the bristles wet longer because it hold water as opposed to metal ferrule (i think).

it makes transferring of color a lot easier.

Thiamere Brea said...


i was like that too. i guess it's just with practice that's why i became better. there's still room for improvement though.

Thiamere Brea said...

i know! i almost cried when my nails broke with this nail art on.

Thiamere Brea said...

sumakit likod at leeg ko kakagawa ng nel art na to ha!
hinighblood pa ata ko dahil sa sobrang concentration pero worth it naman.

Kei said...

Wow! Ang ganda! ;)

Thiamere Brea said...


Thiamere Brea said...


i hope that you would also be able to do it. it's quite challenging if i may say so but the effort is worth it once you're done.

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