Nail Art

Recently, a friend introduced me to gel manicure nail art.  I am not one to get mani and pedi often at the salon, I am a do it yourself kind of girl.  My friend has spectacular taste and her instagram feeds of her gel manicures got me curious…  I decided to give it a try.  It wasn't hard for me to come up with a pattern, I was obsessed with Art Deco pattern for a while now and it was the perfect opportunity to do it.  I looked up some Art Deco patterns on Pinterest, extracted the ones I like, sketched them up in Autocad, then loaded them into Photoshop for final coloring.  All that might sound complicated to someone who doesn't know the programs, but to me as an interior designer, it was very simple.  I found making patterns to be very addictive.  The nail technician at Valley Nails was able to hand draw my pattern onto my tiny fingers just as I designed.  Well, the time limit didn't allow her to do all of my design, she did three of them and the other two we had to simplify them a little.  I was happy with the result.  It's not going to be an ongoing thing for me but I definitely will do this again for special occasions.  

 Art Deco Patterns for inspiration

Art Deco Patterns for inspiration

 Line Art extracted from patterns above

Line Art extracted from patterns above

 Final Art Work with colors

Final Art Work with colors

 Gel Manicure with custom Art Deco design artwork

Gel Manicure with custom Art Deco design artwork

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