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Steampunk Nailart Tutorial by Kythana Steampunk Nailart Tutorial by Kythana
My first tutorial ever. I never thought it'd be of nail art, but this is it! There have been a lot of questions about how I made this nail art, now I made an official how-to-do-this. I recreated it on my nails, which means it's slightly different from the first one (extra clocks).

Of course you can make variations on the gears, these are very simple. Have fun, and show me your creations! :)
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malonepony Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
gah, I tried this, and it totally failed! It was meh when I did it with me strong hand but it was a mess when I tried it with my weak xP
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Kythana Featured By Owner May 8, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Aw! Maybe with some practice it will turn out better? Good luck!!
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dafnedahedgehog221 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
couldn't you get a make up sponge and do the gears on it and then apply it to the nail? i have done this and proved effective and it made it a constant pattern for when i can't do this with my lefty -3-
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Kythana Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I never tried that. It sounds interesting. :) Do you have an example of something you did with a sponge like that?
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dafnedahedgehog221 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Sadly not at the moment but i am hoping tonight i have time to do a quick tutorial on it
But the sponge technique ive seen multiple times before to make a pastel color feel to it or just make rainbow nails
I have a picture of the rainbow and i will be uploading it soon
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Kythana Featured By Owner Aug 15, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ok. :)
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adruna-naoka1 Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i love them.( i even tried them by my self. )
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Kythana Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! :) I'd love to see a photo. :)
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adruna-naoka1 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i will send one soon.
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erendipity Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2013
This is such a lovely idea! Great tutorial, it's very easy to follow. <33
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Kythana Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you! :)
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Lynathia Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Where are your nail art pens from? I've been trying to hunt down good ones but just can't find any.
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Kythana Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ah... I got them at a stand on a fair for women (Huishoudbeurs, Amsterdam, The Netherlands). XD So if I would want to buy more I would have no idea where to get them either. So sorry!
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Lynathia Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
darnnnn... well, worth a try :D
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Kythana Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to see it when you try. :)
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Lynathia Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah, just need to find the pens cause with polish it would be little painful... not to mention messy :D
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Kythana Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I agree. The pens are really convenient. I hope you can find them!
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Lynathia Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Me too. *gets her ULTIMATE GOOGLE STALK -mode on*
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Kythana Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Good luck! :)
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brugnon Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012
wow! I love the design! I think I will do it on my nails soon! :D thank you for the tutorial! ^o^ (and I like nail art on short nails! ;p )
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Kythana Featured By Owner Nov 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Nice! I would love to see the results! Please post a photo? ^_^ (And I also love nail-art on short nails, it's the only thing I do. :P)
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Zimbobie Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
Very nice! User friendly :-)
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Kythana Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yay! Thank you! :)
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Zimbobie Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2012
My pleasure :-)
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JRollendz Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I think I might try this. I keep seeing steam punk nails and most look the same, so I may as well give it a try :) I think yours is the only one with clocks though.
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Kythana Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'd love to see the results when you try it! I always thought most steampunk nails had clocks. I like the clocks though. XD
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JRollendz Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
I might mix and match some ideas I saw floating around, but I'll certainly link you when I do it and upload!
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Ruths-Ink Featured By Owner Jun 16, 2012
i should try this...THANKYOU SO MUCH
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Kythana Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No problem! Good luck trying! I'd love to see the result!
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Monopolycat Featured By Owner Apr 7, 2012
these are amazing!
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Kythana Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you!
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yamazakimiyu Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
It must have taken a lot of patience >< nice tut :) will do when i got the right nail colours :D
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Silvermoonlight217 Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012
This will go great with my costume. Don't worry I will have pictures!
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Kythana Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great! :) I can't wait to see the pictures!
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CheshireINsanity Featured By Owner Jan 9, 2012  Student General Artist
Absolutely awesome job. Not only beautiful and inspirational, but instructional. I love it. I even did it myself. As they say, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.
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Kythana Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You did it yourself? I'd loooove to see it! Do you have a photo somewhere?
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CheshireINsanity Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Student General Artist
Sure do! I'll post it later today. :) How did you do your left hand? Mine came out terrible. :P
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Kythana Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I don't know how I did it, somehow I succeeded. XD I'm quite bad at doing nailpolish on my right hand with my left hand (since I'm not left-handed but right-handed)... But usually it turns out ok. XD I don't know how I do it.

I can't wait to see it!!
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MacLagun Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012
Thanks for tuto! Very good i will try some day! :D
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Kythana Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Awesome! ^_^ I would love to see it when you tried. :)
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Chibicohime Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2011
awesome tutorial!
though im curious where you got the nail art pens =D
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Kythana Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I got the pens at a Dutch women's fair: [link]
But they can probably also be bought online somewhere... I just don't know where because I bought them at that fair.
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Chibicohime Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2011
oh awesome, thank you very much
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JEricaM Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Amazing!! i'll try :D
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Kythana Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! :) When you finish it please show it to me. :)
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JEricaM Featured By Owner Oct 2, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
i'll do :)
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bijouxdemon Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2011  Hobbyist
I love this! Now I have to go with my mom to go get the nail polish to try this!
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Kythana Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool! :) If you finish it, I'd love to see a photo!
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MoogleMini Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2011  Student Photographer
wow.
just wow!
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Gwenyver-Costumes Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2011
That is incredible!
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