Yesterday I took a day off - didn't turn on the computer all day long. Didn't mess with my nails, didn't even enter the "office" except to pull a cardigan out of my wardrobe before I went into town. I mentioned a couple of weeks ago that I'd had a minor disaster while coloring my hair; my glove busted and I got a really bad stain on my index fingernail. The backside of that is because I was so fussed with the staining on my nail that I was totally distracted and ended up kind of botching the rest of my hair coloring, so I decided that rather than mess with it, I would let a pro handle it, so that's where I was for a good 2.5 hours yesterday afternoon. When I got home I just couldn't be bothered to edit pics and write today's post in advance so I did it this morning. I've told you this long story just to get to the point of why my post is a couple hours later than normal. And also to prepare you for the copper penny hair that will be appearing in a video soon, because I feel it's important to be prepared for such things. Also, today I have watercolor nail art.
Once again I've put together a look using colors from a single brand, which chuffs me greatly. I truly am in love with the Barry M Gelly range - they're just so good for so many different kinds of nail art!
|L-R: Barry M Coconut, Papaya, Damson, Key Lime|
Although I've done a few variations of the watercolor effect in other nail art looks in the past, I thought I would remain true to the theme of the challenge and use the "original" technique, which basically involves putting small dots of color on top of the nail and then smudging them with an acetone-dipped brush to cover the nail.
On my thumb and ring finger, I used dots of Coconut and smudged them lightly because I didn't want to cover over the gorgeous coral color underneath. I think it looks like smoke rings, and I'll keep that in mind for future looks. The other nails were done with dots of Papaya, Damson, and Key Lime, and I tried to cover the nail as much as possible while still letting some of the pale base show through. Also I used more of the Papaya so they would be more similar to the accent nails.
I think overall this did come out looking quite a bit like a watercolor painting. The technique was really easy to do and I'm happy that it gave me some experience in my cap for future looks.
Hope you like it, and as always be sure to check out the other Watercolor looks today in the inlinkz below. We're soon coming to the end of the Techniques Challenge - have you learned anything new from it?