Hey there...here's a fun and easy mani that you've got to try
sometime right now...splatter nails!!! I don't do much nail art but doing them once in awhile is kind of fun.
Warning: this mani is a little bit messy. I highly recommend you put wax paper down on the surface you are working on, also makes for easy clean up after. You'll also need a couple of regular drinking straws and tape.
First, choose a base color for your nails. Paint as usual and let dry. I used OPI's Can't Find My Czechbook for my base. Then choose a couple of other colors you'll want to use for the splatter effect. I chose Orly's Sapphire Silk and Barry M's Peach Melba.
After your base color is dry, put tape around your nails. This is optional but helps a lot during clean up.
Take one of your splatter colors and drip a few drops onto your wax paper. Dip one end of your straw in the little puddle of polish. Make sure you get a good glob of polish then hover over your nail and blow hard at the other end of the straw. Repeat over the nail until desired splatter effect is achieved, then proceed to the other nails. Repeat for any additional colors.
Carefully remove the tape and begin clean up. Let the splatter set on the nail for a minute or two before sealing with a top coat. I did two thick coats of Seche Vite to smooth out the splatter.
Now sit back an enjoy your beautiful work!
|in the shade|
If I ever use that color combo again, I may use red as my base color otherwise the red splatter almost looks like a crime scene! haha!
- You might want to play around with the lengths of the straws you use and distance from straw to nail. I preferred using shorter straws to blow through on the nail at about 3 inches away. You also get different splatter effects depending on how strong you blow through the straw
- It's easier for me to do one hand at a time.
- For clean up, I use a small make-up brush for better control.
|thanks goodness for tape!|
Thanks for stopping by!
Update - 3/14/13
I mattified my splatter mani with Essie's Matte About You...
Linked up with Polly Polish's Polish Days 'Vintage' theme link party.
This mani has a vintage type feel to me...looking like a Jackson Polluck piece of art!
Also linked up with:
F-it Friday Round 14 at Parlo & Logi
What's Shakin' Link Pary #51 at Shaken Together