Acrylic Nail Designs : 3D Fruit Colour Bend by Naio
Summer Nails Make Easy:
Ready for summer with this colorful blend acrylic nail design, topped with a 3D effect of summer fruits. Gemma Lambert guides you through creating this fabulous acrylic nail design in this tutorial video
So for this nail we’re going to a basic colour blend then we’re going to do some 3D fruit on top. This nail’s already been prepped so we’re ready to go. I’m going to get rid of that edge from the tip by just applying a small amount of pink acrylic just there and blending over so that we’ve got a nice smooth surface to work with. And work with our green, right on the tip, blending it down. Then on to our red, the reason I’m doing red there is because that’s where the client’s natural smile line is
so it covers it up the most because it’s the most bright colour. Blend it up and down and then into the orange.
I’m going to go over that whole nail with an iridescent glitter and then cap the whole nail as well. Let that nail set for a little bit before you’re ready for pinching. Place your pinching tool on now and leave it there for a few minutes. So, you can take your pinching tool off now and then we’re ready for filing. We’re going to do a little bit of hand-painting on this nail just before we put our 3D fruit on, so we’re just going to white block it to smooth it. The fruit is going to sit here in the top corner, so we’re just going to do some vines coming away from that fruit. Then that nail is ready for gel top coat. Get your client to put that finger in the lamp for two minutes.
I’m going to do some 3D apples on this nail. You’re going to pick up a bead of green and dip it into the red and place it onto the towel so it starts polymerising there rather than on the nail and sinking. Then you can pick it up and place it on to the nail and let it start setting on there. Same again. You can use the point of your brush to dint in to the apple. Just going to leave that one to set a little bit longer, it’s still a bit shiny to be dinting in to it. We’re going to add some leaves to this design so I’m going in to my yellow and then into my green. Use your metal tool to press your veins in your leaves. Now put your little black stalks into your apples, and so that those little black stalk paints don’t come off you’re then going to coat your apples with your brush-on glue so that they’re nice and shiny. Don’t use a gel top coat to do that because you will lose the definition of the apples. If you use brush-on glue or brush-on resin it will sink in to them and you’ll still get that 3D effect. Wait for that glue to dry a little bit and then you can finish off with a little bit of cuticle oil and that’s the nail done.