Tuesday, 3 June 2014

Spotted watercolor nail art - TPTC

Hey y'all!

It's JUNE!  It's like it's almost officially summertime!  Happily for me June also meant a changing of the guards in the Tri-Polish Tuesdays Challenge, and our new colors this month are turquoise, coral, and nude.  That leaves a LOT of wiggle room because nude can incorporate a pretty big array of shades, and turquoise is a bit ambiguous as well.  I decided to have a play with some polishes and ended up with this look, which I think is fairly watercolor-y, then added some dots for interest.

Spotted watercolor nail art

In the fine tradition of TPT, this look was created using 3 polishes.

Spotted watercolor nail art
L-R: OPI My Vampire Is Buff, Barry M Guava, Sinful Colors Island Coral
Beginning with My Vampire is Buff on all my nails, I used a variation of the watercolor technique to apply the marbley turquoise effect over the top.  If you're unfamiliar with this technique, essentially I decanted a few drops of Guava onto a mixing plate, then soaked a cotton swab in non-acetone polish remover and then dipped it into the color, squishing it around to get a thin consistency.  I then dabbed the cotton swab onto my nail randomly until it reached an opacity I liked. 

Spotted watercolor nail art

I then used the same technique to apply Island Coral to my ring finger, which gave the nail sort of a purple marble look.  

Spotted watercolor nail art

To finish, I used a large dotting tool to apply dots of full-consistency Guava on my ring finger, and Island Coral to the other nails.  Then I reversed the colors and added smaller dots inside the larger ones.

Spotted watercolor nail art

I finished with a coat of SV, and called it a day.

Spotted watercolor nail art

Hope you like this bright and cheery look!  If you do, let me know about it in the comments below.  In the mean time make sure you check out all the other new Tri-Polish nail art looks below!


6 comments:

  1. Very pretty! You did a good job picking shades that go well together!

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  2. Glad you approve of this month's colour choices more than last months ;) Love these!

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    1. LOL Thanks Sam. I appreciate that you've chosen both colors that are easy to work with and colors that truly challenge us to think outside the box and push our boundaries. As much as I hated a couple of months going in, I've looked back and seen some of my most creative and inventive designs come out of those months, so that's a testament to you, and I thank you for it. Also, sorry for acting a spoiled child as though you were making me eat brussel sprouts :P)

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