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Nail Art Studio: Zodiac Signs

Acrylic Artists Shannon Chomanczuk, Monica Leiper, and Kathleen M. M. Ringwood-Wood give step-by-step instructions to re-create their version of Pisces, the 12th sign of the Zodiac.

Acrylic Artists Shannon Chomanczuk, Monica Leiper, and Kathleen M. M. Ringwood-Wood give step-by-step instructions to re-create their version of Pisces, the 12th sign of the Zodiac.

 

3D FISH-EASE by Kathleen M. M. Ringwood-Wood, Shampoo Hair Designs, Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

 

1. Using a medium ball of semi-dry white acrylic, place it on the form and start to drag it and form it in the shape of a comma (it should resemble a basic fish shape). Turn around the form and repeat. Then, make sure the two “fish” are touching, creating one piece of acrylic. When dry, pop them off and file any rough edges.

2. Place a small amount of clear acrylic on the back of the fish and place on the nail. Fill in any lifted areas with the clear acrylic. Paint the background with three hues of blue, mix and overlap them. Paint the fish two different blues. Finally, place clear glitter polish on the “water” and apply top coat.

 

LUCKY NUMBERS by Monica Leiper, Salon Diego, San Diego

1. Apply several different shades of blue as your background, including a touch of blue glitter.

2. Apply silver dots in the shape of the Pisces sign, and write out the sign’s lucky numbers 8 and 5 on opposite corners of the nail in red.

3. Create two fish symbols using a mix of clear acrylic with crushed shells. Create the tails using confetti circles having a triangle cut out. Coat with clear powder.

FISH TALES by Shannon Chomanczuk, A Polished Image, New Windsor, N.Y.

1. Cover the entire nail in sparkly blue acrylic, then clear acrylic. File and dust the nail.

2. Create a blue circle in the middle of the nail.

 

3. Using white acrylic paint, draw two fish inside the blue circle.

4. Coat the nail in gel sealer.



Keywords:   3-D nail art     colored acrylics     nail art  

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