Thursday, 24 May 2012

Linear Watercolour

Today I think I have a brand new take on the watercolour method to share with you! From what I can see no one has tried this before. Instead of doing drops of colour onto my nail and then using a fluffy brush dipped in acetone to allow the colour to spread out I tried a linear method. 


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I started off with a base of 2 coats China Glaze White on White and then added a coat of Color Club Top Coat and waited until it was completely dry. Then I grabbed a striping brush and did a thick line at the base of my nail (polishes used will be listed below). I grabbed a second striping brush an dipped it in acetone and applied the acetone to the line in a dabbing format. this allowed the polish to stay linear, but spread out a bit. I continued up my nail in the same method until I reached the tip going in a different pattern of colours. Once I reached the tip, I went  back with white and added a few smaller lines between some of the colours. I also added a few more small lines in various colours to get the effect that I wanted. 


linear-watercolour-nail-art

linear-watercolour-nail-art


You can see on my thumb where I went back and added another white strip in the middle right of my nail. 


The polishes I used for this are,


Wet n Wild I Need a Refresh-Mint (blue)
Wet n Wild Lavender Creme (pink)
Revlon Colorstay Sorbet (orange)
Wet n Wild On a Trip (purple)


linear-watercolour-nail-art

linear-watercolour-nail-art


I wore these nails for FIVE days! I know right that's madness. Especially because recently I have been changing my polish pretty much daily. But once I had this on my nails I didn't want to take them off at all. I had to do my friends nails because I was getting painting withdrawal LOL 


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Maybe it was because I wore these for so long, but I got soooo many compliments on these. One cashier even was like woah your nails look like watercolour! That made me pretty pleased with myself haha. Like the traditional watercolour this could be done in any colour combination, but I chose to do something bright and fun for summer. 


What do you think of my new take on the watercolour mani? Like it? Will you try it out? Have you done the traditional watercolour? 

28 comments:

  1. Wow this is great! I love it :)

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  2. I love this! These colors look so awesome together!

    I have tried a watercolor mani with neons, which was fun, but I never even thought to do it linear! Thanks for the idea! Adding it to my "To Do" list! :)

    - Sara

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    1. Awesome! I'm glad you'll try it out :)

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    1. awesome!! Now my head is swimming with other colour possibilities!

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  4. These look gorgeous! And a great idea! I was actually planning on doing this very soon..you beat me to it :)

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    1. haha great minds think alike! ;) Can't wait to see how yours turn out :)

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  5. I think it is lovely! Well done

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  6. This is awesome stephanie, so creative it looks so cool!

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    1. Thanks Stephanie!! :D I'm beaming :)

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  7. OMG this is freakin cool! I am loving this!

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  8. Beautiful and unique! I love the way they look

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  9. Not sure how I missed this when you originally posted it but I am in love!!! I think I need to try this technique out ASAP :)

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    1. Thanks Stephanie! I'd love to see it if you did!

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