Friday, 10 June 2016

Finding The Art In Nail Art

It's no surprise that I enjoy taking photos, especially of animals in their natural environment.
For me, nature is a form of art that is too often overlooked. I am always looking for new and
hidden places to find works of art, and my recent quest found me landing on something I
usually wouldn't give much thought to - acrylic nails.
It's no surprise that I enjoy taking photos, especially of animals in their natural environment. For me, nature is a form of art that is too often overlooked. I am always looking for new and hidden places to find works of art, and my recent quest found me landing on something I usually wouldn't give much thought to - acrylic nails.

To start, I researched the different types of false nails available. The reason why I wanted to learn more about the base is that I consider it to be the canvas for this unconventional art. The most popular choice for nail salon technicians was to use acrylic nails due the process not only increasing the nail, or canvas, size, but it also provides the smoothest surface to work with.

The next step was where the real fun began for me, as I learned about the tools used to create such intricate and artistic designs. I quickly learned that the key to creating such designs was unusual objects, many of which I had in my home. For example, dipped in polish and used to dot the nail, bbq skewers are one of the best ways to create the shape of a love heart on a nail.

One of the aspects of nature I enjoy the most are patterns. Whether it's on a leaf or on the wings of a butterfly, how each pattern works and looks is something that has always appealed to me. When learning about nail art, I found patterns were created with items suchas sticky tape, where it is cut into slices, placed on the nail, and then covered with color. I was amazed and had to learn more. I found that the polka dot designs are created by using plasters (the very same ones you use to cover cuts and grazes). The sticky part of the plaster which has holes is placed over the nail and then painted over it. When the polish has dried, and the plaster is removed, a perfect polka design is left behind!

There are just too many styles and techniques to write about, but if you are as interested as Iam in alternative forms of art, I highly recommend you search online for pictures and techniques to learn more. My next step is to try some of the styles at home myself. If I do, you can rest assured that I will take photos and post them for to see!

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