Underwater Pond Mani

Hi Friends, I am excited to share a nail art technique I have never tried before. Actually it will be factually wrong if I say never tried before, because I did try a few months back but it failed badly. So I buried the pics from the phone and memory from my brain. But eventually I managed to gather courage to try out a ‘Pond Mani’.

Underwater Pond Mani

I did not have to brainstorm for the concept or the idea of the nail art at all, because I had this pattern in my mind since I came to know the definition of Pond Mani. I always knew someday if I have to try Pond Mani, the design is going to be this and only this.Underwater Pond Mani

I am so relieved to strike it off my to-do list and also that I could translate my thoughts to my nails. The theme for last week of March, ‘Nail That Technique’ challenge is ‘Pond Mani’. See that is why I love this challenge. It is making me explore, fail, succeed and have fun.

Underwater Pond Mani

I wanted to give an illusion effect of a real Underwater Life. I have given multiple (I guess 4 to 5) layers to this mani for depth. So that you can feel there is different stuff happening at different layers. I first did a DIY base sheer tint of blue color. The second layer was a sparkling blue glitter polish to give the effect of shining rippling water. The third layer was again a coat of blue sheer polish. Above it, I stamped green algae and underwater plants. I did a fourth layer of sheer blue polish on it. Above it I stamped some colourful fishes, starfish and bubbles of water. On some fingers I repeated the sheer polish and fish stamping because I did not want all my fishes to be swimming on the surface. If it gotto look like real, some fishes would be underneath too. Finally finished it with top coat.

Underwater Pond Mani

I am kina proud how this turned out. If you are able to see the and decipher the different layers this mani has, I am sure you would be impressed too. There is dimension, layers, illusion and reality to this nail art which makes me like it. How do you feel about it? Are you able to figure out the dimensions s and layers?

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