Nail Art How To: Watercolor Calgel Nails
While watercolor paintings on large wall canvasses are a sight to see, we’re partial to this form of art: floral nails. Nailpro tip: combining Calgel with acrylic paints gives the nail a smooth nude background for the water-downed paints, so the look is clean.
Want to try it yourself? See the tutorial straight from Sakura Nail + Spa in New York.
Step 1: Apply base color with Calgel. Cure 1-3 minutes.
Step 2: Draw lines with acrylic paint and absorb excess water with a kitchen paper. You can also add a little extra water to the paints to give you a head start.
Step 3: Absorb wet paint until the lines are weathered looking. Make sure to absorb extra water from the nail quickly, as the paint can dry out fast!
Step 4: Continue adding wavy lines to nails. Also add roses to a few nails with short, rounded lines.
Step 5: Seal the look with clear gel and cure one minute. Finished!
[Tutorial courtesy of Sakura Nail + Spa on the Lower East Side in New York.]