After enjoying my Axxium Nail Art Workshop with OPI - I purchased the books from Dynamic Nail Art (based in the US) and spent this evening trying out the designs on my nail pops - which are really useful for displaying nail design ideas.
I used polycolor acrylic paints, which I have so far found the most useable paints available - and I do not think are terribly expensive as you can mix the colours really well - these can also be used for one stroke painting (something I am still working on!).
It is best to buff the colour pops as I find lacquers and gel adhere better. I have an old flex file that I use for this. I also used a UV cure top coat to ensure longevity.
The pictures below are the ideas that I got from the books - these are by my hand but not my ideas:
I am working on some other designs not from the books, and will upload these with a 'tutorial' over the weekend.
Hope you find these helpful!
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