The other week, I painted clown inspired nail art, so naturally the next thing I thought to paint was clownfish! Finding Dory is coming out soon, so I couldn’t help but put Nemo on my nails.
You might be wondering why I applied white acrylic paint first rather than painting white polish directly onto my nails. In my experience, layering polishes over each other causes the colors to bleed, even if the base color is dry. The thicker the coat, the more the bottom color melts into the top one. Acrylic paint does not have that effect because it simply dries as a separate layer on top of the nail polish. Had I only used white nail polish, there would have been a good chance of it turning slightly orange or getting slightly streaked with the other color.
Also, white polish is not a one coat color. You need to apply it at least twice over an area to get decent opacity, so it was easier to use acrylic paint to get the opacity right off the bat without making a total mess.
The clownfish stripe design is also awesome for beginner nail artists because the lines don’t have to be so precise. It just looks like a mod pattern from afar. Also, the black lines on a clownfish aren’t exactly the same width, so it’s easy to forgive any variances in thickness in the painting.
I only painted Nemo on my thumb because I wasn’t going to do a full set of characters from the movie.
Nemo is just the cutest! And yes, I own a plushie of him. 🙂
Just keep swimming, lovelies! Happy polishing!