Saturday, August 9, 2014

Gradient Tropical Sunset Nail Art

Holla back my lovely readers! Today I make a gradient tropical sunset design which should be as my summer nails before. Most gradient effect was made by ​​using sponge. And this is my very first time using sponge to my nails. But I didn't use nail polish bcuz I thought it will take a lot nail polish than usual by using sponge technique. So what I use? Watercolor. You may have heard of using acrylic paint on nails, but watercolor? Not sure. Haha. Just take a look first!


Actually, I accidentally bought this watercolor paint which was supposed to be acrylic paint. I didn't know that I took the wrong paint bcuz they'r all look almost the same. I was thinking, because I had already bought it, why didn't I just use it for my sponge technique?. So, I give it a try and, Voila!


The texture of the surface is slightly rough. Kinda like matte effect. It's bcuz the water color that I use. So it's normal. But I personally still love the result. Just the palm trees looks a bit awkward there. I should added some birds or maybe clouds to make it feel more sunset.


Well, an acrylic paint and watercolor paint are just similar in many ways. They're both made ​​of water as a diluent medium, non toxic so it's safe to use for kids, odorless, and fast dry. The difference, watercolor is very easily to washed out of water. Whereas acrylic paints quickly faded by the heat of the sun. (Correct me if I'm wrong though). But there is a special acrylic paint for nails, resistant to water and heat of the sun. So it can be used to hang out or to walk around with a bright or rain weather. That's what I'm looking for.


I try to add two layers of top coat here, just for comparison. It looks a bit shining and it doesn't make the water paint melt. So if someday you also want to use water color as your nail polish, added top coat isn't a bad idea.


That's all my gradient tropical sunset by using water color as nail polish. Well, how it looks? Does it work better than nail polish? Hope it doesn't looks weird. Hehe. If any of you have tried water color or acrylic paint as nail polish, let me know your thought. Thanks for reading and have a nice day everyone! 

25 comments:

  1. Omg amazing! You are super talented, hoping I will be someday like you :)

    http://dreamland1234.blogspot.com/

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    1. Really big thanks, Monika. Your comment just made my day. Hehe :)

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  2. I like this gradient with palm trees, very holiday-like and colourful :)

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  3. Hola! I am new following you on GFC (quedateenminube)
    So pretty! :))

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    1. Holla! Thank you. I'm following you too now :)

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  4. Oh wow CC this looks amazing! I love the colours and the palm trees :-D

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    1. Thanks Ananka. Glad you love it :)

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  5. Wow, your manicure looks so beautiful. I love it :)

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  6. I really love your blog and those wonderful nails! Way to go. :D
    Mind to follow each other? Let me know.

    http://tasiawijayanti.blogspot.com/
    xx

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    1. Thank you. Yup, its a pleasure to follow each other :)

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  7. Great post
    love your blog!!
    would you like to follow each other via GoogleFC ??
    if yes, follow me, let me know and I follow you too :))

    kisses

    http://www.duffymossdaily.com/

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    1. Thank you!
      Sure, that would be great :)

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  8. these are so cute CC! great job on the palm trees especially! :)

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    1. Thank you so much! Glad that you love it! :D

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  9. I always love your works CC! Love the design on this one too <3

    Visit my blog: www.sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw thanks Sarah. Your sweet comment always made me smile :)

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  10. You should definitely make a youtube for nail art please :D
    they are gorgeous!

    Check our blog:
    Overload Journals

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    1. Thanks a lot Andrea. I'll think a bout it :D

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  11. art nail so cute
    http://www.creativehozz.com/

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Saturday, August 9, 2014

Gradient Tropical Sunset Nail Art

Posted by : CC At Saturday, August 09, 2014
These nails are: 
Holla back my lovely readers! Today I make a gradient tropical sunset design which should be as my summer nails before. Most gradient effect was made by ​​using sponge. And this is my very first time using sponge to my nails. But I didn't use nail polish bcuz I thought it will take a lot nail polish than usual by using sponge technique. So what I use? Watercolor. You may have heard of using acrylic paint on nails, but watercolor? Not sure. Haha. Just take a look first!


Actually, I accidentally bought this watercolor paint which was supposed to be acrylic paint. I didn't know that I took the wrong paint bcuz they'r all look almost the same. I was thinking, because I had already bought it, why didn't I just use it for my sponge technique?. So, I give it a try and, Voila!


The texture of the surface is slightly rough. Kinda like matte effect. It's bcuz the water color that I use. So it's normal. But I personally still love the result. Just the palm trees looks a bit awkward there. I should added some birds or maybe clouds to make it feel more sunset.


Well, an acrylic paint and watercolor paint are just similar in many ways. They're both made ​​of water as a diluent medium, non toxic so it's safe to use for kids, odorless, and fast dry. The difference, watercolor is very easily to washed out of water. Whereas acrylic paints quickly faded by the heat of the sun. (Correct me if I'm wrong though). But there is a special acrylic paint for nails, resistant to water and heat of the sun. So it can be used to hang out or to walk around with a bright or rain weather. That's what I'm looking for.


I try to add two layers of top coat here, just for comparison. It looks a bit shining and it doesn't make the water paint melt. So if someday you also want to use water color as your nail polish, added top coat isn't a bad idea.


That's all my gradient tropical sunset by using water color as nail polish. Well, how it looks? Does it work better than nail polish? Hope it doesn't looks weird. Hehe. If any of you have tried water color or acrylic paint as nail polish, let me know your thought. Thanks for reading and have a nice day everyone! 

25 Comments:

monika berdnik said...

Omg amazing! You are super talented, hoping I will be someday like you :)

http://dreamland1234.blogspot.com/

CC said...

Really big thanks, Monika. Your comment just made my day. Hehe :)

A. notcopyacat said...

I like this gradient with palm trees, very holiday-like and colourful :)

nimbus nim said...

Hola! I am new following you on GFC (quedateenminube)
So pretty! :))

Ananka said...

Oh wow CC this looks amazing! I love the colours and the palm trees :-D

Claudia C. said...

Wow, your manicure looks so beautiful. I love it :)

CC said...

Thank you :)

CC said...

Holla! Thank you. I'm following you too now :)

CC said...

Thanks Ananka. Glad you love it :)

CC said...

Thanks Claudia :)

Tasia Wijayanti said...

I really love your blog and those wonderful nails! Way to go. :D
Mind to follow each other? Let me know.

http://tasiawijayanti.blogspot.com/
xx

CC said...

Thank you. Yup, its a pleasure to follow each other :)

zebra-nails said...

Cute palm trees! :)

Кристина Дафина said...

Great post
love your blog!!
would you like to follow each other via GoogleFC ??
if yes, follow me, let me know and I follow you too :))

kisses

http://www.duffymossdaily.com/

Lovestruck Lacquer said...

these are so cute CC! great job on the palm trees especially! :)

Sarah Rizaga said...

I always love your works CC! Love the design on this one too <3

Visit my blog: www.sarahrizaga.blogspot.com

CC said...

Thank you, hehe :D

CC said...

Thank you!
Sure, that would be great :)

CC said...

Thank you so much! Glad that you love it! :D

CC said...

Aw thanks Sarah. Your sweet comment always made me smile :)

Andrea Gina Karima said...

You should definitely make a youtube for nail art please :D
they are gorgeous!

Check our blog:
Overload Journals

CC said...

Thanks a lot Andrea. I'll think a bout it :D

Bella Salsabiila said...

art nail so cute
http://www.creativehozz.com/

CC said...

Thank you~ :D

Blogger said...

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