Monday, February 27, 2012

The Ultimate Spring Time Manicure; Splatter Paint Nail Art!

Spring is right around the corner, so why not celebrate with a nice bright, cheerful manicure; a splatter paint manicure!? I fumbled with the idea of using regular nail polish for this manicure, however with the potential of polish being flown around, it was in my furnitures best interest to use washable acrylics for this nail art :) My husband was thankful for that since I've ruined our kitchen table and computer desk with nail polish, acetone AND thinner in the last year or so.
The base color is actual nail polish; Sinful Colors 'Snow Me White' and then the acrylic paints I used for the splatters are:
*Craft Smart- Lime Green
*Craft Smart- Pure Pumpkin
*Apple Barrel- Bright Magenta
*Delta Creative- Azure Blue

The brush I used is just a striper type brush. Similiar to one that would come in a striper polish.
I added water to the thick acrylic paint, dipped the brush into the paint and flicked the paint onto my nails. Once I was happy with the look of my nail after each color, I waited until it was completely dry before moving on to the next color. I did this for all four paints. Then I applied my topcoat and this is what the final manicure looks like! It's been a bit rainy out, so excuse my poor lighting. One was taken indoor and the other was taken outside. I hope you enjoy!

You can check out the video of me doing this manicure on YouTube. As soon as I upload that video, I will link it here! I will see you guys in the next post!

1 comment:

  1. Love this! I keep seeing this done and I keep thinking I need to try it! Looks great!