Hello friends! It's Recess Week so I finally have a bit of time to catch up on nail art tutorial requests and today I've finally compiled two tutorials solely for ROSES. *claps hands*
- Because I love roses and I love drawing roses on paper and on my nails. I wish I could draw roses on my nails as well as I do on paper :(
Why 2 different tutorials?
- There are many many mannnyyyy ways to draw roses. And with that, you can use decals, stickers, stamps etc. Personally, I love using acrylic paint to draw roses. However, when I'm lazy, I use nail polish. You'll see that both has somewhat a different effect. That being said, it is not necessary for you to get acrylic paint and a nail art brush just to draw roses. I aim for effectiveness in my nail art ;)
If you wanna the roses that I've done on my nails so far, simply check out my instagram feed. There's just way too many! :D
Okay so if you're interested in finding out how to draw roses on your nails,
Base: Sinful Colors "Easy Going"
Rose: OPI "Pink Friday"
Leaves: OPI "Mermaid Tears"
I'm gonna skip those 1-10 step by step narration and just tell you some tips while doing this, which is essentially the basics (in my opinion) for roses.
- Think of roses in "C"s, except that these "C"s are not exactly curved perfection "C"s, but wriggly kinds.
- Once you start from the middle, draw your "C"s according to one direction (HAHAHA). For example, if you look at step 3 onwards, you'll see that my "C"s follow in a counter-clockwise direction.
- Remember to create long and short "C"s as you go along.
- The leaves are there to cover up any screw ups you made in the roses (okay not really, but I do think of the leaves in that way... :P)
You'll also realise that both nail polish and acrylic paint gives off different effects.
Depending on which you prefer! :)
Oh and some tips for acylic paint! :)
- Try to mix the colors up a bit. That'll give the roses more depth and dimension (I didn't do it for this tutorial to prevent confusion)
- I think top coat does soften the look for acrylic painted roses. Check steps 10 and 11 :)
So that's all for these two tutorials! Once again, let me emphasise that this is how I do my roses and I believe I've made this sort of my "signature" roses? I don't know. I like doing these kind of roses compared to any other types so.
If you decide to try this out, do tag me in a picture on instagram or email me or whatever! Hahaha! I'd love to see your recreations!
If you have any further questions, do comment/kik/whatever me as well!
Oh oh and don't forget to participate in my VINTAGE THEMED contest! ;) Check my instagram feed for more details! That's all loves!
thank you for reading! Love,