Manicure has long been a necessary part of the finished image. Modern techniques of nail art are not only diverse and original, but also accessible. Even a beginner can cope with simple nail decoration techniques.
At home, you can independently make a great manicure, creating beautiful patterns with the help of ordinary gel pens. Use them more conveniently than brushes for painting on nails. And the result is amazing!
How to draw a gel pen?
To create drawings you need gel pens and varnishes (base and fixer). Drawing must be applied to the lacquer base, which can be used as a color or transparent agent. Before you transfer the pattern on the nails, practice on paper. Thus, you can think out the composition of the picture and work out complex elements.
Nails must be prepared: give them the desired shape, process the cuticle, apply a base varnish. It must dry well, otherwise, the handle shaft will deform the lacquer, scratch it.
When you draw the desired pattern, be sure to cover your nails with protective varnish, which will allow you to fix the print. It is necessary to apply the coating after the pattern has completely dried, otherwise it will be smeared.
Gel pen drawings can be combined with any other types of drawings: needles, varnishes, paints, etc. The pen is convenient to use for drawing small and complex parts. Do not limit your imagination, use a combination of different techniques of nail art.
Nail design gel pen: the basic techniques
With the help of gel pens, you can create different nail designs. For example, you can make a trendy print strip. This is a simple version of nail art, which even a beginner can. You can draw stripes with nail polish, gel pens and even eyeliner. Lines can be positioned as you like: vertically, horizontally, wavy, curved, straight, in a checkerboard pattern, etc.
To make the print look more neat and clear, the tips of the strips must be made thinner than the middle. Each line is recommended to lead continuously to the very end. To make the stripes even, the hand should not tremble: rest on a flat, steady surface.
Marble nails. This drawing is similar to the marble stains that can be made using a special application technique. Clear details draw a gel pen. Before you perform this design, prepare the necessary tools: a deep bowl, some water, varnishes of the right colors.
Spread the varnish on the bottom of a bowl of water, dripping on top a few drops of a different color of varnish. Using a needle, smear it, forming a marble pattern. Now, alternately dip your nails in the resulting lacquer-water mixture. Dry the manicure and remove excess lacquer with a cotton swab. The drawing is unusual and beautiful. Details draw gel pen. Pick her color according to the basic color of varnish.
Patterns on the nails gel pen
Using the gel pen, you can make a pattern on the nails of the North Star.
To make the print look beautiful, make a European or cropped manicure before applying the pattern. Use a foundation that will protect your nails from harmful effects. Cover the nails with a light pink lacquer in two layers.
Without waiting for the basic lacquer to dry, place a fat dot with a blue lacquer in the center of the nail. This should be done quickly, with precise movement.
Put a smaller red dot in the center of the blue dot. Try to do it carefully, it should not be spread and mixed with blue.
Using a needle, draw a symmetry: four long lines inside the point. After, apply short strips in the space between them.
When you draw a polar star, let it dry. Using a gel pen, apply black dots inside the pattern. When the pen is dry, secure the print with clear varnish.
For drawing the picture, you can use the stencil. It is easy and convenient. This method is ideal for girls who do not want to spend a lot of time drawing patterns or for those who can not draw.
Stencil can be purchased at any specialty store. It is a sticky paper with a carved pattern. Stencil glue on the nails, paint over the figure with a pen. When the pattern is dry, the paper must be removed. After drying, the nail is covered with a protective varnish. With the help of stencils, you can gently draw flowers, hearts, Khokhloma, toys, animals, etc.
Drawings on the nails with a gel pen will help to revive and diversify the usual manicure. With a maximum of imagination, you can create real works of art. Get inspiration everywhere: from the surrounding nature, in the works of venerable artists, etc.