Freitag, 31. Mai 2013

Deadly Sins Challenge - Day 12: Envy (Green Watercolor Nails)

I love green nails, so the theme of Day 12 of the Deadly Sins Challenge for Envy was perfect! It says: Let the "Green Monster" guide you to some enviable nails.

Illustrations by: dahlig

I decided to do Watercolor Nails, but this time the "original" version using acetone, rubbing alcohol or nail polish remover and not a plastic bag as usual. I picked three pretty green polishes and used the lightest as my base color, which was Essie - First Timer. Then I made dots with all three colors (China Glaze - Holly-Day, Catrice - I'm Not A Greenager) one by one and dissolved the color with a brush dipped into rubbing alcohol. On top is one coat of Essence - BTGN Top Sealer. 








Kommentare:

  1. Wow, these are stunners! I'd love to try my hand at the technique, is there a tutorial you would recommend?

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    1. Actually I didn't find the one video where I first saw this technique. But there are some on Youtube when you search for Watercolor Nails, I like this one for example: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9aW6cjWFIU
      I might do one for these green nails myself though, because a follower on tumblr asked me to :)

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  2. Wow I love this. Reminds me of what staring into a boiling cauldron of evil witch potion might look like.

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    1. I love that description! Thank you :)

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  3. When I try this, my polish usually dissolves and creates bare spots, any tips? :/

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    1. This happened to me too, when I didn't use enough polish and a lot of alcohol. So I'd recommend using a bigger blob of color and then wet the brush just bit and try if that works. Also, don't go over one spot too many times. Hope that helps! :)

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  4. I love greens, and I really like the watercolor effect.

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  5. Looks like a malachite! You have chosen great colours! So beautiful! :D

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