Topic : nail art

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wash

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

In nail art, to thin paint with water, making it transparent; used to create a translucent image.

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stylus dots

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

In nail art, paint dots made using the tip of a pointed instrument.

Keywords: brushes   implements   nail art  

stripette brush

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A shorter version of the striper brush, creates vertical and horizontal lines but in shorter strokes.

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striper brush

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A brush with a few long hairs; efficient for creating elongated vertical or horizontal lines.

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stippling

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

In nail art, marks made by dabbing a loaded brush against a surface.

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stencils

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A sheet that is cut so that when paint is applied a design forms in the open areas; often used for airbrushing nails.

Keywords: airbrushed nail art   nail art  

side load

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

In nail art, to load a brush with more paint than water.

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shading

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

In nail art, to use a darker color to create shadow and depth in an object.

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shader brush

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A versatile brush with a slightly tapered rectangular head, good for backgrounds and drawing larger images.

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nail art

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

Designing or creating “art” directly on the fingernail; can be created with polish, paints, colored acrylics or gels, and embellishments. Whether it’s airbrush, decals, embedded acrylics, or appliqués, nail art is the medium that enables nail technicians to express their creative side and to design for the unique personality of their client.

Keywords: 3-D nail art   brushes   mixed-media nail art   nail art   nail art supplies  

marbler brush

November 20, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A brush used to mix and blend colors together in free, uneven patterns in nail art.

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liner brush

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

A nail art brush with a finely tapered cylindrical head, excellent for short strokes and to draw small lines and details.

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line work

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

In nail art, any kind of lines painted on the area; technique of painting detailed lines, usually in black to give definition to an object.

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highlight

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

In nail art, the lightest color used on the painted area; used to show where the light source is and to give an object dimension.

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floated color

November 19, 2012  | Encyclopedia

In nail art, when a brush is loaded with more water than paint to create a soft highlight.

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