Whether you like intricate florals, simple stripes and abstract designs for your hands or are a minimalist enthusiast who prefers to create minimalism from his artistic vision, have the ultimate DIY nail art designs at hand, complete with easy to follow instructions. These days, many people are decorating their nails to make them look much more interesting and attractive than the traditional ‘anna-ny-na’ variety that was so common just a decade ago. This trend has led to a surge in the number of people who are decorating their hands – and their nails – with DIY designs. There is even a whole sub-movement of people whose main purpose is to create DIY nail designs.
The first step in this journey is a basic manicure and to start off, there is no better choice than a basic nail art design manicure. To create this kind of look, you need to start with a basic manicure that involves simply cleaning your nails with soap and water, then dry them with a clean towel, before you apply a clear coat of nail varnish or other liquid, which will help seal your nail joints and prevent them from cracking. To create intricate designs or more complicated patterns, you can use various tools and materials. Here are some suggestions:
Pins and needles – if you don’t have these already, get a pair of clear nail polish to paint pens. Paint a square or rectangle in the center of the pin, and draw cute dots onto it. You can draw basic shapes using the eyes, nose, and other body parts that you have painted. If you’re using a stencil, use one with lots of tiny beads on it, so that they will be easier to draw. You can also use a stencil for detailed works.
Colors – if you want to try a more elaborate look or you’re trying out an abstract look, use different shades of your nail art’s paint colors. Try to use the ones that are lighter and darker shades of the same color, but of different intensities. For example, if you’re using light pink, try using a darker pink or a pink that has a bit of purple in it. This will add even more depth and dimension to your DIY nail art creations.
Toothpick – if you’re interested in creating unique designs, then this is a good tool to use. You can actually buy a package of toothpick or pencils in different sizes, so that you can make your own diy nail art designs and apply them on your own. Use a fine tip toothpick or a narrow toothpick. Simply trace around your design using a toothpick and then dip it into the glue. Rub the toothpick against your nail bed until the design comes out.
Ombre – a popular option when it comes to DIY nail art is to apply an ombre coat of paint to your design. This will create a layered effect, which gives depth to your design. You should be sure to wear an opaque shade of nail polish when you do this. Apply the paint in upward strokes and wait for the paint to dry before adding the next layer of design.