Be creative with Coloured Acrylics by Magnetic Nail Design
Posted by Magda Gniewek on
Creative with Colour Acrylics
Step by Step - fading.
A fading is a colour that gradually overflows in a different colour and are made with Nail Art Paint or with Colour Acrylic. It's a wonderful technique for use as a background. When making a fade with acrylic, it is necessary to work wet, otherwise the fading will not be quite even in colour.
Take a small sphere of acrylic on your brush and apply the colour over the width of the nail. Use the brush's flat side and apply it as you apply nail polish. This way you clean the other side of the brush. Then work down and fade the colour halfway through the nail. Place where the light colour ends, a colour that is darker across the width of the nail. Make the fading towards the free top. In order to smooth the colours, you also fade the colour to the lighter colour. Place another ball of acrylic and fade the colour all the way down. Finally, put the darkest colour on the free top and fade this colour toward the nail bed.
A variant on the horizontal fading is the diagonal fading. Start with the yellow colour in the upper left corner and fade the colour diagonally. Place the following colour diagonally underneath and fade the colour downwards. To make the colours look nice, you also fade the colour upwards. Apply the pink colour to the right below the orange colour and work in a diagonal line down. Here too, you fade the colour light upwards. The last and the darkest colour are placed on the bottom right of the free top.
Fading on the free edge
Make the smile line with black acrylic and fade the colour slightly towards the free edge. Place a purple-coloured ball in the middle of the nail and fade it completely to the free edge. At the tip of the nail you use the golden glitter. Fade this colour first on the side and work it to the other side. Press the glitter light. Because you work from dark to light, this gives a narrowing effect.