Microbead Sunset | The Digital Dozen does Texture

Painted Fingertips | Microbead sunset nail art - The Digital Dozen does Texture

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Hi everyone!

It’s day 4 of the Digital Dozen does texture! So far this week, I’ve gotten my texture from textured polish, with a textured dotticure, an elegant textured stripe, and a textured gradient over striping tape patterns. Today, I’ve done something different, using microbeads to create texture on my nails!

Painted Fingertips | Microbead sunset nail art - The Digital Dozen does Texture

Microbeads can be used either to create very quick or very slow nail art – it’s very quick if you just pour it over your nails in a single colour or a mix of colours, but creating a picture with them like this is much slower!

Painted Fingertips | Microbead sunset nail art - The Digital Dozen does Texture

Have you figured out what my picture is? It’s a sunset over the ocean! I used two shades of blue to show the sun glinting on the ocean, a row of dark gold to show a distant shore, a golden sun, and silver plus three shades of pink for the sunset colours. I used a base of Darling Diva The Hot Kitsune under the microbeads to bring an extra splash of gold in wherever there was a space between the microbeads. I used foil glue to make it easier to stick down the microbeads, and a rhinestone picker to make it easier to pick up and apply them.

Painted Fingertips | Microbead sunset nail art - The Digital Dozen does Texture - macro

I was pretty happy with this look, but it’s too bad that my nails have to be lined up to see the picture – an individual nail doesn’t look like much! I’ve done microbead pictures on my nails twice before, and both times I did flowers. I almost went for a floral look again, but I didn’t want to be too repetitive. The first time, I went with pink flowers with blue leaves, and the second time (my favourite microbead nail art), I did blue flowers with pink leaves – I only had so many colours to choose from!

Painted Fingertips | Microbead sunset nail art - The Digital Dozen does Texture

This was a fun look to create, but it didn’t last long at all! This is definitely a look I’d only do for art’s sake. What do you think of my microbead sunset?

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