June 08, 2016

Finding Dory Inspired Nails

Hi everyone, this is Aylin from Posh Nail Art!

A lot of new movies are coming to cinemas lately, and as you may already know, animations are my first choice. So this month, I wanted to make some Finding Dory nails!

Finding Dory Nails | CGH LifestyleI started with a blue-green base. Then, using a sponge, I mixed 3 more greens and gently dabbed them on my dried base color to make a gradient on my nails. I topcoated the gradient and moved on to drawing the figures.Finding Dory  nails | CGH LifestyleFinding Dory nails | CGH LifestyleSince I was going to use more layers, I used acrylic paint to draw the figures. And yes, you can use acrylic paints on your nails. They won’t come off if you topcoat them and they are easy to work with, because unlike nail polish, they are totally forgiving if you make a mistake. You just wipe it off without damaging the base coat and move on. 🙂

To draw Dory, I made a big blue blob with paint and added the tail, fins and other details with a thin brush. If your thinnest brush isn’t still thin enough for you, here’s a tip; you can trim a few bristles off to make it thinner.

On my other hand, I drew Marlin and Hank the Octopus.  Again, I used acrylic paints and thin brushes for the nail art. For Marlin, I started with an orange oval shape and added the black & white stripes later. Add eyes with a dotting tool.

For Hank, I started with a red-orange round shape and added the arms and tentacles.  I wish my nails were a little longer so I could draw all of his arms, but this was all I could fit. 😀 Add the eyes with a dotting tool and finish with a topcoat.Finding Dory nails | CGH LifestyleFinding Dory nails | CGH LifestyleI really like wearing themed nail art for special events and I’ll be wearing this one when I watch Finding Dory.  If you are anything like me, drop a line below to tell me which was your favorite animation movie and if you wore matching nails.

See you next month. Untill then, plase check Posh Nail Art for more nail art ideas.