I have included some personal tips on how to paint using your weaker hand on my FAQ Page. But I understand how some of you still requested a video demo. I have been meaning to come up with something like this but I really was having a hard time coming up with a decent recording until recently when I was painting my Bears of Pink and Blue.
Here's the video I prepared on how to paint using your non-dominant or weaker hand:
These are the 10 personal tips I included in the demo:
- Avoid coffee or sugar overload before nail painting to avoid or lessen hand shaking.
- Work on a sturdy and steady surface. A table that wiggles is a disadvantage when nail painting.
- Hold the nail art brush near the bristles. This will give you a better control of your strokes.
- Use techniques that would make painting easier.
- Use your fingers to steady your weaker hand.
- Secure the finger you are working on if your hand is not flat on a surface. Use your other fingers.
- You can use the hand you are painting on as a surface to steady your weaker hand too.
- Sometimes moving your finger is easier than totally manuevering the nail art brush.
- Use a nail art brush even when painting basic objects as dots to help you master your brush.
- The consistency of the acrylic paint plays an important role for easier nail painting. If it is too thick, it becomes harder to control strokes.
If you have other tips, please share them with us using the comment section.
Thanks so much for watching and I hope the video was helpful in one way or another. If you have questions or suggestions, you may leave a message below or use the contact form to reach me directly.
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