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Spacey Nails Tutorial by alexskyline Spacey Nails Tutorial by alexskyline
7 light years and one eternity later, I present you...

the tutorial. :bow:

Here's the deal: this is the first nail art tutorial I've ever done; I only figured my photo set-up out when I was done taking the pictures and was very unhappy with them and myself until I started editing (what is sequence of tenses, I don't know, it's late). Then I quite liked them. Aaaaaaanywho, if there's anything unclear, or there's a stupid typo (typed in 'shop, didn't proofread), do ask/tell. Please. Sorry. Okay.

NOTE: this technique can be used not only on nails, but basically anywhere: shoes, clothes, starships... Only keep in mind that the waterdrop halo trick won't work on porous surfaces.

WARNING: please, make sure your acrylic paint is non-toxic! 

Spacey-Wacey Nailey-Shmailey by alexskyline Miss Universe by alexskyline Miss Universe Sides by alexskyline 

Please, don't re-upload this stuff anywhere. And show me your manis if you decide to try it.
Peace :peace: 


That was for Stef.
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Critique by Purple-EGG Dec 27, 2013, 3:23:26 PM
I enjoy this tutorial, I'm not a nailpainter myself, but my mother is. I pulled her off of cleaning the dishes for her to see. She almost squealed with absolute delight!

Vision:
This really looks like space, I also like how you decided to tell us we could make halos around the "stars".

Originality:
I've seen a few space nailart tutorials around the web, 3.5 is the best you can get, pretty good though.

Technique:
This is very amazing, you even say some suggested colors, you are detailed in the descriptions of each step. 5 stars to you!

Impact:
I needed to see this as soon as I came across it. This held a big impact on me, and lots of others as shown in the comments!

All in all, you deserve a big round of applause! :clap:
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dracostarhome Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2015
BEAUTIFUL nails!!!  and for a space-case like myself... I"M IN LOVE!  Sadly, this would be more work then my job would allow.  It sould scratch off the first five minutes of working.

But no one said I couldn't paint up some FAKE press on nails and reuse reuse reuse!!!!   

THANK you so much for such a beautiful, clear and AWESOME tutorial!!!!!!
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2015
Thank you very much — and sorry it took me ages to reply — I'm really happy you liked the tutorial! :huggle:

Painting fake nails is a great idea! Not only will the design last longer, it also takes seconds to put them on. Insta-mani for whatever occasion! So if ever you make those, please make sure to snap a picture and share it with me! :D
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ImthenD Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing xD
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2014
Thank you! ;D
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frizuravarju Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the great tutorial! I finally did it, didn't turn out as great as yours, but I think it's not too bad for a first try.:) The acrylic paint was a good idea, it's so much easier to use than nail polish! Check out mine if you're interested: tinypic.com/r/2n7k3fp/5
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2014
I think you've done an amazing job, those are very pretty! And thank you for trying, it makes me so happy to know I could help someone with this tutorial. :huggle:
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xXLukiraXx Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's really hard to find a good nailart tutorial on DeviantArt, but yours is so great! :heart: I've tried the galaxy design twice with nailpolish and it didn't look nearly as good as yours, maybe I should give your tutorial a try :D
I also visited your blog, but it's quite empty :( I've started mine last year, too :)
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:iconalexskyline:
alexskyline Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Thank you very much, I'm so happy you liked it! :huggle:
I've tried this mani with polish, too (here it is!) - and acrylics win by miles for me. They're just much more opaque, blendable, and easier to work with and clean off. 

Yeah, I've totally neglected my poor little blog...hopefully, I kick myself into proper posting once I'm back home in February, as I have tons of various material and this situation is pretty shameful. :facepalm: What's your blog's address? I wanna take a look! :D

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xXLukiraXx Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
I bought a set of cheap acrylicpaint to try onestroke and for details, but I haven't used it yet :D
Thank you :meow: Few people actually ask if I tell them I have a blog xD It's in german, but I upload every design on dA in english + instructions :D And on my blog are just few more pictures.
nailartlaunch.blogspot.de/ I also want to do more videogame related nailart.. Maybe it's not too late for my new years resolutions x'D
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014
I'd like to try the one-stroke technique, too - I've seen a badass tutorial for 3D droplets somewhere. 
You have a nice blog! And, it's never too late, I believe. :D
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Great tutorial! Very well explained and easy to follow. Needless to say that the result is mind blowing :XD: :clap:
(I would have commented 30 minutes earlier, butI looked at my own hands and decided they needed to improve :P)
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013
Aw, thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it! :huggle: :heart:
Start improvement with moisturising! :la:
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
The sponges are a great idea, tho I also read about using the brush like applicators, luckily those are all cheap :D
I have an addiction to buying nail polishes that I use like once :lol: And all kinds of lotions :P so I can start with that easily :giggle:
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014
Oh, I'm just the same with polishes. :nod: But there are so many pretty colours, I can't stop wanting and getting new ones! At times there's a particular polish I like so much I start thinking "I totally need to get a backup bottle" but then realise that it'll probably last me a lifetime anyway! xD
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
I have so many shades of pink, it's ridiculous :lol: I just don't have enough time to do my nails very often, so its like once a month :D 
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2014
I have lots of blues and greens, and while the former are of my most favourite colour, the latter sort of...keep on happening to me. x'D 
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pica-ae Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Professional Interface Designer
:lol: 
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BlackKissBjd Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist
*O* MY NAILS NOW SHALL BE FOREVER THE UNIVERSE!!La la la la 
THIS IS A REALLY TUTORIAL 
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
ISN'T THAT FANTASTIC?! :icondoctordanceplz:
AND THANK YOU! :hug:
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BlackKissBjd Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2013  Hobbyist
TOTALLY FANTASTIC
:happybounce: 
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ChamberOfNyxx Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Great tutorial :)
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:iconalexskyline:
alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thank you! :hug:
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manda005 Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
I love painting my nails and this looked definitely doable and cool.
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:iconalexskyline:
alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thank you! :aww:
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JTorrevillas Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
I'm not a DIY-ist and this just blows me away. Lovely work! Amazing!
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013
Thank you very much! :huggle:
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Piimocial Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful nail painting !!!
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you very much! :hug:
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SteampunkOrange Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013  Student General Artist
awesome! Unfortunately, my nails are a bit too short for nail art right now, but I'm totally going to try it later :D
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Thank you very much! :huggle: Hope you'll have fun!
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Hour27 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'll be sure to do this once I get my current nail polish off. :la:
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Have fun! :la: And share your result if you feel like doing so!
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Hour27 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is super badass!! I love it! Nice nails too.
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:iconalexskyline:
alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Thank you very much! :hug:
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UnderTheTableSketch Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student General Artist
I love this, can't wait to try this!
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Thank you! Happy painting! :huggle:
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Dandybyknight Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Artist
This is SO cool!! :D really love the look! :D 
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Thank you very much! :tighthug:
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KleinAti Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Student Interface Designer
Very nice.
I find great that you show this.
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:iconalexskyline:
alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Thank you very much! :hug:
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k-hots Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Download and sent to my girlfriend. Let's see if she gives it a try.
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Let me know if she does!
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:iconk-hots:
k-hots Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
she's telling me do it for her because i'm the artistic one ... T__T
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:iconalexskyline:
alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Then do it! :la:
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k-hots Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Then i have to try my best then...
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Go you! :#1:
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k-hots Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
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Dementia2142 Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
I just tried this! :D I didn't have any acrylic or paint brushes since I left them in my dorm, but I'm so happy with how these turned out. :) Thank you so much for this tutorial! I hope to see more from you in future, I'm always looking for new nail art to try!
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alexskyline Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2013
Oh, I'm so glad you liked it!! :huggle: Got any snaps?
Sure, if I get any original ideas, I'll do some more. :) There's just so much already done in the world of nail art, don't want to repeat anyone else's tutorials.
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Dementia2142 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2013
Yeah, here. :) imgur.com/a/ls0px (Sorry about the poor quality and the roughness around the edges! I got too excited. These were the ones I post to facebook. :)

And I look forward to see some more. :D I'm so amazed you can use acrylic on nails, I never thought it would work! :) Thank you so much for this one!
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