The following explanations give you important airbrush tips about the airbrush technique nail art. The language, which airbrush gun, colors, and possible stencils you should use. Of course, an airbrush’s step-by-step instructions may not be missing at the end, as you can create your first beautiful motifs on this small painting ground.
Which airbrush gun is suitable for nail art?
You should use a gun with a slightly smaller nozzle since the surface and motifs are correspondingly small. The nozzle sizes are freely selectable between 0.15mm and a maximum of 0.3mm.
Which colors for airbrush nails?
Unique water-based airbrush colors are recommended for this purpose, which is also generally used for the airbrush technique in other airbrush applications. Although untreated water-soluble, they are environmentally friendly and not harmful to health.
This is at the same time advantageous if you offer nail art for future customers and can name that in this way. Significantly since you can save yourself and the model great safety precautions with water-based paints instead of lacquer-based paints.
However, it does not have to go up to the airbrush paint food-safe. This myth can be broken and then belongs to the area if you want to decorate your own cakes, for example.
Airbrush Nails: Step-by-step instructions
Below we continue with the practical airbrush tips and how to customize your nails.
We recommend our tutorial for beginners if you have little experience with airbrushing. Here you learn the first fundamental steps in dealing with the airbrush gun.
To the following exact explanation, it belongs to the fact that you arrange the entire before mentioned utensils such as guns, Airbrush compressors, etc., on your work surface and/or beside it in rest. Then provide sufficient lighting and ventilation.
In addition, the first step is to decide whether the nails should remain natural, receive a natural nail reinforcement, or a nail extension. For natural nail reinforcement, special nail gels and nail hardeners are suitable, which you must apply beforehand. The gel is also fixed under a UV light curing device.
Accordingly, the nail extensions should be applied and thus prepared so that you can then start directly, as shown in the following explanations, with all nail types.
Step 1 – Clean nails:
No matter which nails you spray, the artificial ones or even the real ones: You should clean them of any dirt beforehand with a nail cleaner.
Let the area dry first. If you want to achieve it faster, just spray air over it with your gun to dry.
Step 2 – Stick on the skin protection stencil:
Now stick on the skin protection stencil, leaving only the fingernail to be sprayed open. Then check that it is stuck on and that no spray mist can form underneath.
Step 3 – Spray the base:
Depending on the motif, you may want to have a primed color on the nail first. You should spray this on first and let it dry.
Incidentally, drying is always faster if you only let air pass over the nail with the gun. Keep the gun at a distance so that any still, very damp paint does not run. About 30cm to 40cm is ideal for this.
Step 4 – Now come the delicate stencils.
Now come the desired motifs with the stencils to hand. Here, you should always stick the stencil in the middle first and smooth it out to the outside. Otherwise, waves could form on the adhesive stencil on the round nail.
It is helpful to use a small pair of tweezers, which prevents unwanted adhesion elsewhere and can fix the small stencils well by pressing gently.
Now spray the colors used in the tone and with the desired gradient, as long as you want it to have. Then carefully remove the stencils with the tweezers.
Finally, let the colors dry again with your airbrush gun and the airflow at a distance mentioned.
Step 5: Apply the fixing medium.
The last step is to apply a particular fixing medium, for example, in gel form. Apply it carefully with a brush on the nails and thus color and thus protect the colors against rapid wear or wash off. In many cases, this must be fixed with a UV light curing device to remain stable.
Airbrush nail art with stencils
Airbrushing with stencils is already virtually a must in nail art. The rarest motifs only want to be sprayed freehand.
In this case, the adhesive stencils are recommended to you because they really do not let through any spray mist in the rounding of the nail.
They fit tightly, and you have both hands free to sometimes safely guide the gun with both hands in highly concentrated phases.
You can use the adhesive stencils again for future airbrush applications. To do this, always place them on the adhesive medium you received when you purchased them and store them neatly and clearly for subsequent use.
Since the motifs are tiny and it is difficult to cut out the motifs yourself with a scalpel of this size on a masking film, you should remember the finished stencils.
How long do airbrush nails usually last?
The duration depends on which colors you use or whether you have sealed them. Water-based paints without protection will, of course, come off partially the first time you wash your hands. On the other hand, if you have applied a final protective layer, they will last longer. The design usually lasts as long as the nails slowly grow out with the gel above fixation.
Sind DIY Airbrush Nails preiswerter als regelmäßig ins Nagelstudio zu gehen?
In principle, the answer is how often you wear the nails yourself. If the frequency is frequent or very frequent, you should use the DIY Airbrush Nails. Then it will certainly be cheaper for you. In addition, you should see that you can use it to create individual results yourself and create your own airbrush art.
Where are airbrush stencils for nail art available?
Maybe one or the other store for cosmetics or nail care will also have the desired stencils that you are looking for. But basically, you will find the largest and most convenient selection on the Internet at the respective stores or direct suppliers. On the other hand, the physical stores do not always offer a fine selection of diverse motifs. The stencils are also suitable for different sizes or precisely quantify the motif size, so you can do everything right when buying online.