Wednesday, 19 December 2012

Christmas socks nails!

I have been feeing rather festive and have a new pair of lovely fair-isle socks from Topshop. I mainly got them as I thought they were a great inspiration for a nail pattern! Also they are really warm.


I decided to recreate the pattern using some Nubar nail art pens I had been sent to try. I usually use acrylic paint and thin paintbrushes as in the past I found that nail art pens can be a little unpredictable and too thick for the level of detail I like to do. But I wanted to give them another go as I know plenty of nail artists use them to create some fab stuff.


I started by creating a striped base.


I then used the nail art pens to fill in the criss-cross and heart patterns and then painted the reindeer patterns on the thumb. 



For comparison on my other hand I decided to use acrylic paints to create the same pattern and see the difference. I should note that I was also painting with my left (non-dominant) hand. 




By comparison the acrylic paint can create a much more detailed pattern, but at the same time I have had a lot of practise with the paints and very little using nail art pens. They are great for a quick pattern with not too much detail. 

I would love to know how your experiences using nail art pens. I will definitely use the pens again to practise getting a fine line and creating more detail.

17 comments:

  1. You are my hero, this is so amazing!

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  2. Wow. Now, that's stupendous!

    Smile-making!

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  3. Haha! These are adorable! Those sock are indeed excellent pattern inspiration!

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  4. You're very talented..both hands are perfect <3

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  5. OMG! It is perfect :D How you do it?:D

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  6. You're indeed a very talented nail art designer :)

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  7. This is definitely up there on my wish list--the colour and the design is gorgeous!

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  8. I wish I found these sooner, what fab festive nails! I'm sure I can tweak them to look less christmasy but they look so neat and I love the colours!

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  9. You did a great job. It seems so hard to do also we need a lot of practices to do perfectly.

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  10. It is definitely on my Wish List - the colors and design really is an art!

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