Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Splat!

Hey guys!  Today I am sharing a splatter mani I did recently.  I really love how this came out!



Did I mention I love how this came out!?

If you haven't yet tried a splatter mani, I seriously suggest you give it a go!  It's super easy and the results are amazing! 

This is far from being a splatter tutorial, but here are a few tips I have learned along the way to make it easier:
  • Thinner straws seem to work way better for controlling where the paint goes and also to avoid huge messy splotches.  I use cocktail straws, but juice box straws or hollow coffee stirrers would work similarly.
  • If you get a lot of polish on your fingers, try dabbing some vaseline/petroleum jelly on the skin around you cuticle area.  Then if you make a mess, it will just wipe right off.  A Q-Tip is good for spreading the vaseline.
  • If your design doesn't come out exactly as you envisioned, don't worry! That's the beauty of splatter, it's so random that even "mistakes" wind up being workable!
  • Mix and match with different colors and the outcomes will sometimes really surprise you!

Good luck with your splatter endeavors!



14 comments:

  1. I absolutely love this! The colors are amazing together.

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  2. love this colour mix - what's the blue ?? xx

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  3. This turned out amazing! I need to try this!

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  4. So fun and a great combination of colors!

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  5. I've never seen a splatter mani before. I love the idea - it looks like a Jackson Pollock artwork!!

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  6. So cute!! I may just try this!

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  7. This came out so pretty! Mine never turn out this nice. Great job!

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