Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Sparkling Water Watercolor
For today's mani, I wanted to try the watercolor technique I saw in a video posted by Chalkboard Nails, where you take small dots of polish and dab them with a brush dipped in acetone, and then spread the dots over the nail.
I started with OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, a lovely off-white that applies so smoothly!
I put 2 or 3 drops of Sinful Colors Jolt on each nail and then dabbed with the acetone. I was lazy and did all the polish first and then the acetone. I think it works better if you just do one nail at a time.
Then I added Sally Hansen Kiwi Bikini.
Same thing with Maybelline Plum Paradise.
The last color I added was Sinful Colors Shock and Awe. And then I repeated all the colors one more time.
Topcoat is essential for smoothing out a look like this. I love how all the colors blend together, but you can still see random dots of color.
I couldn't resist adding a little bling with Orly Sparkling Garbage! This is my fave glitter, and it's always close at hand.
Bottle shot: OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, Maybelline Plum Paradise, Sally Hansen Kiwi Bikini, Sinful Colors Jolt, and Sinful Colors Shock and Awe.
What do you think of this acetone/watercolor technique?