Friday, February 3, 2012

Watercolor Wash

Happy Friday everyone & welcome newcomers! I'm so happy to see so many new faces visiting and following me~ I never imagined that I'd have 10 people reading my blog, let alone over 50!! =) Imagine my surprise! *o*

For my mani I had sooo much fun playing with the polish! Here's kind of a step by step of how I did mine. (Lots of people are doing these right now, so I was inspired by many nail artists when I prepped for this one~thanks to all of you!) =)

For a watercolor effect, put on a base color first: I chose Something Sweet by China Glaze. After 2 coats, I sealed it with a coat of Seche Vite.

Next, I applied approximately 3 dots of CG Strawberry Fields to each nail. Then I took a clean paintbrush (one that is fuller than my normal detailing brush), dipped it into acetone, and very lightly spread the Strawberry Fields dots around my nail. It turned into a "super soft" washed sort of effect.

Then I repeated the step, using CG Sky High-Top (BLUE). The blue immediately blended in with the Strawberry Fields and some areas became a lovely glimmery violet. *.* I sealed off the watercolor wash with a quick coat of Seche Vite.

For my first watercolor mani, I am very pleased with the gorgeous wash-effect and I am looking forward to doing many more of these in the future.
What do you think of my watercolor mani?
Have you tried watercolor manicures already? What colors should I try together next time?
I hope you enjoyed & Happy Lacquering! =)

33 comments:

  1. this looks amazing! like a real painting righ on your nails!

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  2. LOL I'm one of the 50 - and my age is more than that :)
    I like this watercolor effect!
    The first photo you need to downsize :)
    Did you get the email I set you yesterday?

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    1. Thanks for following and for the feedback. =) Did you send the email to colorsplashnails2@yahoo.com?

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    1. Thank you~ it's rather addicting to do! I've been dreaming about what colors I will try out next. lol :)

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  4. This is so pretty! I love the colour combination, it really is such a soft and delicate manicure. I haven't tried this type of manicure but I may be tempted to soon ;-)

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    1. Thanks~ the soft, watercolor/washed effect is what I fell in love with! I thoroughly enjoy watercolor painting, so when I discovered this technique, I was all over it. =P You must try it and share!

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  5. Beautiful! You should show us how you did this step by step! The colors mesh in so perfectly!

    -Anna
    Please check out and follow my blog as well!
    http://www.goingtotheshowing.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks, Anna! Quite honestly, I got so excited doing this mani, I never took the time to grab my camera--honest! But the next one I do, I'll try to remember to take some "in-between" pics to share. =) Btw~ I started following your blog!

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  6. PS I gave you an award on my blog

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    1. Thank you for the award!!! I'm so excited to get it! =)

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  7. I love this! I love the colours you've used. Beautiful.

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  8. How cute! It really is like a little piece of art on your nails! Congrats on 50 followers too, keep up the good work :)

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  10. I love this! I am inspired to try this look again after seeing this color combo =)

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  11. really love this! i'm going to have to try this!

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  12. WOW all i can say is WOW! Your nails are so awesome looking! I just stumbled upon your blog and had to subscribe, i am a new follower!

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    1. Aww~Thanks. You are sooo sweet! I'm so glad you are following. I'll check your blog out, too. =)

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  13. I am now an avid follower I LOVE this design I'm going to try it immediately it's so beautiful that k you for all th's wonderful tips you give please keep up the a.asked g work!

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