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Saturday, September 6, 2014

Violet Watercolor Wash

Violet Watercolor Wash by @chalkboardnails

So, so pleased with the way today's violet nails turned out. I wasn't sure if I would be able to mimic the watercolor look I had in my mind, but I was pleasantly surprised with the outcome! This manicure used a mix of a splatter technique, the watercolor technique, and freehanding.

Violet Watercolor Wash by @chalkboardnails

Polishes used:
Nicole by OPI Yoga Then Yogurt
OPI A Grape Affair
OPI Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm?
OPI Push & Pur-pull

I began by painting my nails white, and then I added a coat of quick dry topcoat to protect the base while I watercolored.

Using a palette made of tin foil and working one color at a time, I mixed the purples with acetone. I filled a larger nail art brush with the acetone and polish mixture, and then loosely dabbed it on to my nail. The final touch was to fill the brush again, and then use my finger to flick the bristles over my nail, creating a type of splatter effect.

Violet Watercolor Wash by @chalkboardnails

Violet Watercolor Wash by @chalkboardnails

More 31 Day Challenge violet manicures:

20 comments:

  1. This is so gorgeous! I absolutely love the watercolor effect.

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  2. I love these!

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  3. These are so pretty and interesting. What a lovely effect!

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  4. The Dalai Lama's NailsSeptember 6, 2014 at 6:54 PM

    yep. Love em. It's got kind of a graffiti look to it, too. Is there such a thing as water color graffiti?

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  5. Love this! so pretty

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  6. this is a gorgeous mani!

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous! One of my favorite looks you've ever done - I'm a huge fan of watercolor nail art.

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  8. This is absolutely gorgeous! I love how the different techniques add 'movement'. I've always wondered, do you paint both hands every time?

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  9. This looks amazing! I didn't know that technique but now I'll make sure to try it out!

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  10. Gillian from PlumeriaPaintedSeptember 7, 2014 at 6:48 AM

    So pretty!! This is perfectly artsy!! :)

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  11. SkyBlueVelvet NailsSeptember 7, 2014 at 7:37 AM

    Wonderful ! *.* I love your work!

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  12. Not every time -- simple looks like this can be done on both hands but for some of my more complex freehand I'll just do a simplified, matching look for my righty.

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  13. Nice effect. I like it

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  14. This looks beautiful! I always looking for new nail art tips and tricks and i found it. I gonna try this water color style...Thanks for sharing it!

    Try different style to make your nail's look different by click on this site :
    http://www.blogmommies.com/category/nail-care/

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  15. Amazing! I'd love to see a video tutorial of this.

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