Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Nail Art: Watercolor Flowers Tri Polish Tuesday

Today is Tri Polish Tuesday again! I am actually kind of proud of myself for keeping up with this challenge this month. To see my last two Tri Polish Tuesday designs click here: Aztec and Primary Colors Unite!. For those who don't know the three polishes to use for this month are red, yellow and blue. There is another facebook group I try to participate in which explains nail art techniques called Simples: Nail Art from Muggles to Mastery. I love the name! This week is a watercolor technique that I first saw from The Nailasaurus: Watercolor! I knew that this week I wanted to combine the challenge prompt with the new technique so, I decided to try to create a floral look. I am not terribly good at this technique yet, but I really like how it turned out! I started with a base of white, gave it a good top coat, then one nail at a time dropped blue polish in a corner and spread it around with a brush that had acetone on it. I then did the opposite corner with yellow and then finally smaller bits of red on top of the blue and yellow.







Like I said before, I really enjoyed this technique. I hated watercolor in school, but this is really fun! It is a little difficult, but I can see myself playing with this much more in the future. I love how the lightness of the colors allow them to blend nicely into secondary colors. I used Sinful Colors Snow Me White as a base, I used Sally Hansen Blue-Away for the blue and Lightening for the yellow and finally Orly Red Flare for the red. I think the way the colors combine is just so fun! I hope you like it and be sure to check out what the other ladies created in the link up below!


19 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try this watercolor technique and you nailed it!!! I love the design you did and the fact that even thought you only used 3 polishes I looks like you used more!! Very well done!!

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  2. Oh you should definitely try it! It is really fun, kind of difficult at first ( I kept getting balding), but so worth it! Thank you!

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  3. This looks fantastic! I must try it! I really love that The Nailasaurus has so many approachable tutorials that give such fantastic results!

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  4. I love The Nailasaurus so much! She has such wonderful designs. Thank you!

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  5. This looks lovely ♥

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  6. super cute!

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  7. This is so pretty! One of the best I've seen with the TPT colours, for sure. I like how it gives the impression of flowers in an abstract way because of the technique. :)

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  8. Oh wow, again such a wonderful summer design! I love it!

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  9. I really love this manicure! It is so so pretty!

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  10. I got some water decals in the mail from BPS today and they remind me SO MUCH of this mani!

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  11. Oh you are too sweet! Thank you so much!

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  12. Thank you Jessica! It is a really cool technique!

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  13. Here they are! I'm excited to try them!
    http://www.bornprettystore.com/water-decals-c-268_67_157.html

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  14. Lovely job on these! Really, very pretty.

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  15. You are knocking this month out of the park!! This is amazing!

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