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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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:iconxxrisefromthelightxx:
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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ImthenD Feb 25, 2014  Student General Artist
amazing xD
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frizuravarju 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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:iconalexskyline:
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 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:
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 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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:iconalexskyline:
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 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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:iconalexskyline:
Aw, thank you so much! I'm really glad you liked it! :huggle: :heart:
Start improvement with moisturising! :la:
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