Pond nail art that's... well... a pond!

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

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I recently started using the "pond" method for some nail art. Pond nail art is when you use jelly polishes and layer art between the layers - several layers. It is similar to a jelly sandwich. Previous to this mani, I just painted flowers between the layers.

This one is a bit different. I decided to create an actual pond "pond" mani. It's complete with Koi fish, lily pads and a couple of lilies! I really enjoyed creating it and love the way it turned out.

Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
I used a murky green jelly polish (Liquidus Peridot) for the base color. Then I used acrylic paint for the Koi fish. I added another layer of jelly polish, and then painted a lily pad. I repeated the process a few times with the jelly polish and lily pads. Then I used acrylic paint and created the lilies and buds on top of the last coat of jelly polish. I love the depth of this. It really does appear that the fish are below murky water.

Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
Pond nail art - complete with Koi and lilies
What would you create using this nail art method?

This polish was previously sent to me for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

34 comments

  1. This is so awesome! I love your little Koi fish swimming in the pond! :)

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  2. This is super cool. Very different and seriously looks like a pond. I love it.

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  3. This is beautiful! You're a true artist <3

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  4. I love this - it reminds me of Hawaii rainforests :)

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  5. The fist are awesome. I just tried this technique the other day with some flowers. It's pretty cool.

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  6. this looks so cool and multidimensional

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  7. This is so gorgeous. I am just verklempt. :D I need to try this technique. Soon.

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  8. This is so creative and cool!

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  9. I love this technique! It looks gorgeous!

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  10. I will definitely have to try this, because the results are gorgeous!

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  11. Thanks for teaching me a new jargon in nail art. Pond... I'll remember it!!

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  12. Summer where are you? When summer lands I want a mani like this, with fishes and lots of fun vibes :)

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  13. gorgeous and so spring appropriate!

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  14. It really does look like a pond. Well done!

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  15. Wowzers - this is excellent! Love how you made the koi look under water! Great photos.

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  16. It's cute but seems like a lot of work.

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  17. Wow these are insanely awesome!!!

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  18. Hi...I thought you'd like to know who created the pond technique. Her name is Vicki. She showed her creation on reddit at http://www.reddit.com/r/RedditLaqueristas/comments/1ck1tq/first_jelly_sandwich_flowers_on_a_pond/. She then started a blog. Her post about creating the first pond mani is at http://oliveviewfashion.com/2013/04/21/the-manicure-that-started-it-all/. I think your interpretation of this technique is awesome!!

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  19. This is absolutely brilliant! Love it!

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