A wise nail tech is always learning new techniques – like this gel owl done by nail artist Jana Duzanec. Click through to see every step of the process.
Step 1: Starting with a sculptured or natural nail, apply 1-2 layers of color gel in light green. After drying and buffing, use white acrylic paint to draw the outline of the owl.
Step 2: With color gels – start filling and painting the empty places in pink, light pink, brown and yellow. Cure according to manufacturer’s directions under your UV or LED lamp.
Step 3: With white gel, draw inner eyes and make some highlights with lighter colors like orange – yellow, etc.
?Step 4: With a very thin brush , add some details around the eyes , eyelashes, and outline with black gel.
Step 5: With brown gel, draw the lines inside of the body of the owl. Cure!
Step 6: Fill them in with pink builder gel that stays, in the shape of a rhombus.
Step 7: Add some highlights with white gel on the top of the rhombus and add some dark brown again in the stripes.
Step 8: Draw inside the diagonal lines with gel, add some white dots with gel and put on top coat.
Step 9: Inside of the brown lines, apply Swarovski pink diamonds. Finished!
[Images: Jana Duzanec]