With every wing unique in its own way, Lulu used an assortment of shades from the Design Colored Acrylics Rainbow Candy collection and the new Chrome Effect in Cobalt to create the delicate yet bold design.
1 After fitting the nail with a form, Desfassiaux began by elongating the nail bed with cover pink acrylic.
2Using natural white acrylic as if she were sculpting a simple French, she started building the wings, moving from one side, through the middle, then down the other side and back again, until the shape was complete.
3To create the watercolor-like effect on the wings, Desfassiaux worked with very wet beads of colored acrylic.
4To pick up the light, she applied narrow strips of holographic paper with clear acrylic. Once set, she capped the design with a thin layer of clear acrylic.
5After filing the nails, Desfassiaux added chrome accents to the nail with a detail brush.
6For the detailed line work, Desfassiaux opted for black acrylic paint, although she notes that gel paint would also work.
7Using an extremely thin detail brush, she peppered the black lines with tiny white dots.
8Finally, she coated the entire nail with gel top coat to seal the design and highlight the colors in the wings.