Hey everyone! Today I have a brand new tutorial tuesday for you, this time for some cute little glittery jellyfish. Don't forget to check out the tutorials tab at the top of my blog to see my previous tutorials! I've wanted to do jellyfish for ages, and I was really tempted to do them with needle dragging but I was in one of those 'it will probably fail so I wont even try' moods, and I'm quite glad because I like how these turned out. Perhaps I'll try needle dragging some time in the future instead. I'm starting to run out of ideas for tutorials, what would you'd like to see on future tuesdays? I only have a couple more tutorials left to post before I need to make some new ones, so any suggestions are welcome. Just don't ask for Christmas tutorials, I'm one of those spoil sports who doesn't even like the mention of Christmas before December begins. Anyway, the rest of the post will be after the jump! I've seen a few of you saying that you prefer it that way, as you can scroll through my blog much easier
The base for these nails was 2 coats of the gorgeous Orly FX - AquaPixel*, from the Pixel FX collection. As you can see in the difference in the photos above and below, topcoat transforms this polish, but it is also as equally as beautiful on its own. This polish is vaguely textured, but not to an extent that it's irritating. I really love this polish, and I think it really suits the underwater look too.
And now for the tutorial...
Step 1: Paint your nails with your base colour, preferably blue.
Step 2: Paint semi-circles in white, this can be either acrylic paint or white nail varnish, and fill them in for the top of your jellyfish
Step 3: Using a thin brush, paint wiggly lines down from the semi-circle for the tentacles
Step 4: Paint on eyes using a thin brush or dotting tool, I used acrylic paint but you can also use polish if you'd prefer
Step 5: Finish off with a topcoat to seal in your design
What do you think? Let me know in the comments!