Friday, February 15, 2013
The Digit-al Dozen Does Love & Heartbreak - Love Splatter Nails
Hello darlings! Well, here I am to wrap up my first Digit-al Dozen week. I've saved one of my favorites for last... and it is a bit less romantic than the others. I found this graphic online when I was searching for inspiration, and decided it would translate really well into nail art.
I started off with two coats of MASH Nail Art Polish in White. For my splatter I used two colors, OPI Royal Rajah Ruby, and Zoya Sooki. Do you ever have a color that you've had for ages and loved, but it gets sort of lost in your collection? RRR is one of those for me! I used to wear this all the time, and I sort of forgot about it for a while, but jeez this color is gorgeous!
I tried another technique for this splatter... I think my straws that I used last time were too small, so I used an old pen, like Jacki from Adventures in Acetone has recommended to me before. It worked quite a bit better but still had a bit of a learning curve. I was actually trying to get some big splats of polish in the center so that the letters would stand out when I went back over them in white. I think part of the reason this turned out so well was that I used Sooki, which is a jelly. I think she added a lot of depth, because she didn't completely cover RRR, just combined with it to make a third color. (Mental note: do more splatters with jelly polishes!)
Once my splatter was done I added top coat, and then freehand painted the letters and the heart over top with my MASH polish and a small nail art brush.
So I hope you have all enjoyed this installment of Digital Dozen nail art... I have really pushed myself to keep up with the other amazing artists who participate, and I love that. Start getting excited for March's theme, which is going to be super fun!
Let's have a look at everyone else's final designs!