Tag: Acrylic paint

Acrylic paint nail art flowers

It’s been quite a while since I really tried to use my acrylic paints the last time. Now I decided to give them a try and paint some flowers on my nails. It wasn’t a big success but not a total failure either. I really need better nail art brushes though and a lot of practice. Painting is fun though and if I get better at it I could maybe eventually create something that is actually nice. I have a lot of ideas and I can always find more inspiration from the photos and tutorial videos of true nail artists.

For the manicure I used Flormar shade U29 and on my ring finger I also added Flormar U18 with a sponge to bring some depth and darker appearance on that nail. On top of those I added a coat of Wet n Wild Kaleidoscope glitter polish. Acrylic paints are Oumax and I also used those for the little dots I did with a dotting tool. After the acrylic paint dried I added a coat of Inm Out The Door Northern Lights Gold top coat.

I have so little experience with acrylic paints that it was quite time consuming trying to get it right. The good thing about acrylic paints is that you can just use water to wipe to wet paint off if you mess it all up. That’s what I did with the first five tries ;)


First try at hand painting using acrylic paint


Lately I’ve been watching tutorials online on how to use acrylic paints for nail art. On paper I’ve also tried to paint something that remotely resembles flowers. Painting straight on my nails for the first time I wanted to try something quick and easy.

I decided to try leopard print nails. Not really my style but I need to start somewhere and practise ;) Not necessarily the best possible result but I’ll show you the pics anyways. I’m hoping to get better at this and later on it’s gonna be cool to compare these first tries with newer ones and see the possible progress. While painting these I noticed I really need a thinner, good quality brush so I can work more detailed.

For these nails I first applied a base coat, two coats of Color Club Wild and Willing polish and dried everything up using Seche Vite. Then I mixed the fuchsia and white paint shown on the photo to get light pink which I used to paint the spots on my nails. After those have dried I used the black paint to do the outlines. Last I applied a little bit of Sally Hansen’s Strobe Light glitter polish on top of the leopard print and finished everything up with another coat of Seche Vite.

My nails are still uneven length, even more now than before. Yesterday I filed the longer ring finger nail to be the same length with the others and two hours later I lost a battle against our car’s trunk and broke the index and middle finger nails from my left hand :/