Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! Today I want to share a splatter adventure with you. As you can see from my blog banner, I really love this pattern. I have tried this type of nail art only once before and it wasn't easy at all. I used the straw method back then and swore I would never attempt it again. But there is another way to do a splatter manicure and I decided to try it last week. A good tutorial for this splatter method can be found here. I followed the directions and ended up with the following result.
Yes, I did love it a lot. But let me tell you that this wasn't a walk in the park. You have to use acrylic paints, dilute them with water and then splatter your nails with a fluffier brush. First off, I would recommend doing this over your sink because the drops go everywhere except the nails, of course. My sink was full of paint at the end and my hand looked like this.
The only good thing about this method is the fact that you use acrylic paint, so you can wash your hands with water after you're done. Of course you have to top coat the nails first or your beautiful work of art will be destroyed. All in all, this was quite a frustrating experience and took a lot of time for just one hand. This only proves that modern or abstract art can be hard to do, even though it looks totally random.
After finishing my right hand, I was incapable of doing it again on my left hand, so I took my fan brush and just painted the acrylic colors randomly on the nails. The base I used for both hands was OPI My Boyfriend Scales Walls, of course. Here's how my other abstract design looked like.
I like the splatter hand better, but I must say that this didn't look bad either. And it was so much easier to create! I'm not sure how long it will be until I'll try another splatter. They do look great but I guess I don't have the patience and skill they require.