5 Top Tips on Creating Your Own Acrylic Nail Designs

designsThe great thing about designs for acrylic nails is that they are a fun way of making your nails look attractive. And although most people may not have the necessary skills to make their own designs, it’s not an impossible task either. With a little practice you can create your own acrylic designs with tools which are both cheap and easily accessible.

However, it’s also worth pointing out that this task is not something that you can master in a matter of days. Designs for acrylic nails are, after all, an art for a lot of people, and will consider certain standards in their quality.

So to help you get started on this type of creative activity, here are 5 tips that you should consider before you get started.

  1. First of all, look for as many tips as you can about acrylic nails. A lot of people are very experienced in this type of work, and they’re willing to share their experiences with you through the internet. For example, look for articles, not unlike the one you’re reading now, where people write about their mistakes, as they can help you avoid them. Likewise, look for articles wherein people tell you about their own experiences when they first started learning about acrylic nail designs. Their insights might be able to help you with your own learning process.
  2. Next, when you choose a particular nail design, it’s important to experiment with different designs on a particular piece of paper. Start by making your designs as large as you like, and after that, begin scaling it down to size. Once you have made a design that you like, you can get get stickers to draw on from a beauty supply store.
  3. If these things aren’t available you always have the option of buying ordinary bandages or tape. And although these aren’t as good as the real thing, they are pretty easy to practice on. Just cut out the design and put it on your nail. Practice this process as much as you want before moving on to the real thing. When you’re ready for the real thing though, it’s important to have all the right tools. For example, the size of your brushes can be very important. Small brushes ensure that you don’t make a mess of your design, while large ones are more suited for painting the background.
  4. If you do make mistakes in creating your design, don’t be discouraged. This sort of thing usually happens all the time. And many women will go over a design over two to three times to make sure it’s perfect. So a little patience may be necessary in the learning process.
  5. Once you have perfected the design you want, and have stuck it on your nails, let it dry for at least 15 minutes and apply a coat of clear polish over the design. Once you have done that, you can further improve the design by adding extra materials, like rhinestones or glitter. Also, be sure not to buff your nails as this may damage the pattern.