I love everything about nails and nail art, especially realistic portraits, 3-D figures, and wild shapes. Nails are more an art piece for me than just a hobby or job. This is where I can show the inner me/my character. Everything that surrounds me I can use as inspiration for nail designs. The thing that inspires me most is my inner feelings and emotions.
This Final challenge was interesting to work with! Because we needed to show our big plans after the competition. Why did I choose a turtle and elephants? Because I decided to put a hidden symbols which means (wisdom, knowledge, good luck) this is what I got during the competition. It helped me to go out of my comfort zone, out of my little box. This competition is an amazing chance, where all nail artists can challenge themselves and find out how many things they can create! The meaning behind the globe with an airplane means international, and this is because my big plan is to become an International Educator. The competition helped me to grow, like the little seed to the big tree. Therefore, I made this little young tree growing straight up and holding a building on. That means I will always grow up, as an educator and nail artist and after that I want to open my little school, where I can teach other people to become nail artists and show them, that nails are something more! That nails are a pure ART, where you can express yourself and put your feelings in the art/design. Nails are mini canvases where you can paint everything you want and not paint only, but also make sculptures. As we all know, this is our last challenge, and I want to thank everyone who pushed me all the way where I am now. Thank you so much!
WEEK # 9
WEEK # 8
In this challenge when I saw that we needed to use only 3 colors which are black, white, and red I decided to create a print inspired by Turkish culture. My husband is from Turkey and this country is filled with amazing arts and prints on carpets, walls, and floors. I thought that it would be an interesting idea to use it as an inspiration for my nail art.
My monogram is also created in a similar style which can perfectly blend with the rest of the print. My monogram, which is a red M and black N stands for Masha Nails. I decided to not use so many of the monograms because I wanted to create a balance between print and my monogram.
I also created some extremely shaped nails because I thought that they would look too simple if I focused on the design only. The shape of my nails is also an imitation of a carpet that is laying on a nail. To give a more carpet look I used some regular treads in 3 different colors (black, white, and red) and created some knots on the tip of the nails because these small details remind me of the colorful and detailed Turkish carpets.
I have chosen the theme Art of Prediction, because when I think about prediction, it is something mystical, mysterious, and magical and by creating a set of nails with this theme there are so many interesting details and nail art I can create. I decided to sculpt a 3-D figure which is a prediction creature, and it is a mix of a human and a raven. The raven is also known as a magical bird, but it is also a most used detail in 3-D nail arts and because of that I decided to go more further and create this kind of interesting creature.
When I found out that this 3rd challenge is going to be about futuristic nails, I was beyond happy because I am the biggest fan of the futuristic fashion, sci-fi, universe, and off course aliens.I wanted to create something unusual, a shape which no one has created before. With a little and quick research, I found the perfect inspiration for my nails. The most known fashion designer Alexander McQueen who is known for his futuristic, alien fashions and some more creative designers whose accessories I got inspired by. In this challenge we also needed to use CND’s nail forms, which were the first aluminum nail sculpting forms. This was also an amazing inspiration for me to create my futuristic, liquid aluminum nails. For my not typical nail form I used a regular tip to create a carcass for my 3-D nails, and I also wanted to show that this is possible to create all kinds of 3D details and general wild designs with a gel. To give this look a more extra futuristic vibe, I decided to add some extra interesting details.
When we hear about word “future or futuristic” the first thing gets into our heads is of course robots/cyborg. By this idea I created some accessories for my hands by also sculpting it with the Brisa gel and Plexi gel and colored it with the CND’s Shellacs. Over the Top effect (lightning bolt) was an amazing finish touch, because of its aluminum/metallic imitation.
To finish it out I added small CND logos on the plates, because as we know the CND is the biggest future for the nail industry.
I decided to choose two color sleeves by Kupa which is called Mermaid and Pixie. These both sleeves have amazing neon colors, and this is an amazing inspiration for my nail art, because it’s so colorful. The colors in sleeves are Purple, Pink, light pink, light blue, blue, black, and white.To create both sets I got my inspiration from 80’s and 90’s techno/neon/sci-fi theme, Bob Ros, Van Gogh. If we look at the color sleeves, it has this kind of neon futuristic look.In my first set (Mermaid color sleeve) I created some neon sculptures which are looking at each other, the pink sculpture is a mermaid, and she is looking at her beloved one, it also a one inspired art by a most popular fairytale (Little Mermaid) and I thought it would match with the theme. To make it more mermaid/sea themed alike I also created a pink neon dolphin, which is flying in the neon/blue and glittery skies.In this set I have been used all the colors which are included in the (Mermaid) sleeve. White and black waves, squares with a touch of blue and purple/pink to create neon effect. Blue and light blue with a bit of purple on the first sculpture, pink and purple on another sculpture and the dolphin, and I also decided to put a pigment which worked amazing and gave these two shades of blue and purple.The second set (Pixie) is inspired by Bob Ros Mountains paintings and Van Gogh the Starry Night, but I also gave it a more sci-fi neon twist. This set includes more pink/purple and blue/violet, white and black colors. I call this set a Kupa Universe, because I also painted some teeny tiny Kupa symbols on the suns.
I would say that my inner strength is based on imagination and creativity. I have been working on butterfly form nails since the symbol behind it is very special. Butterflies symbolize freedom, soul, and transformation, which is why I choose these symbols, as they illustrate my personal qualities. It was interesting for me to challenge myself and make a very special and difficult shape, which I have not tried before. As a result, I enjoyed making these shapes, which it is important to state that CND PlexiGel is perfect for use in this matter. Furthermore, it is a big pleasure for me to show my working methods, skillset, and techniques that I believe that I am good at. I have painted a young girl, which illustrates me as a person. Under the portrait of the young little girl, it is possible to see the moon and the clock that I have painted. Those two subjects also have very meaningful symbols, which is a spiritual emotion, intuition (moon), and balance (clock). I have illustrated my inner little world. Its means that since I was a young girl I have created my art/imagination world. As soon as I was sad, depressed or just felt bad I went to this world and it always helped me to get away from those grey and sad days. I added some colors in my days from my world with my creations where I got my ideas from. That is how I get inspired to create something special and unique. Get all my fantasies and creativity for my nail arts, nails, and a lot of other kinds of designs.