Thursday, June 21, 2012

Abstract Nail Art Challenge - Household item (spray bottle splatter)

Hello!
Before I show you the 11th task from this challenge, I'd like to take a moment to welcome my new followers. I have quite a few new readers these last few weeks and I am so very grateful!! Humbled to have every one of you (old and new) reading. Thank you!

OK, now onto Day 11: Household item. I scoured my house for days trying to find something and some way to paint my nails that was going to be new to the nail art world. I *might* have come up with something. Not a new design, but a new way to do it.

I found a hair product spray bottle and thought YES. Dump it, clean it and pour the polish in it to create a more even and consistent splatter. I knew I would use up a lot of polish so it either had to be a duplicate or an inexpensive one. I went with duplicate. All went well until I got the polish in the bottle and it wouldn't spray. Sad me. But wait!!! THINNER. I added some thinner into the bottle and  yipeeee. SPLATTER. It came out really cool!! And in smaller more consistent splats like I wanted. My only disappointment was during cleanup, I rushed (damn that rushing!) and nicked my polish at the base of my middle finger and instead of leaving it alone, I had this bright idea that I should splatter spray it again to try to cover it up. Well, durr...now my middle nail isn't consistent with the rest. booo. I still like it though. And try to imagine it with the middle finger looking just the same as the others :P

 My "household item" with thinned out nail polish in it!
 Ciate Cream Soda and Stiletto. Yes, my ribbon untied.
 I used 3 coats of Cream soda and the thinned out Stiletto and NO top coat. These polishes have a great formula and dry so shiny.




Look for Day 12 from this challenge on Saturday and please check out what the other lovely ladies came up with!

Participants:
Emily from The Lacquerologist
Stephanie from Sincerely Stephanie
Jessica from Beautygnome
and me :) 

So glad to have you reading!
~Victoria

48 comments:

  1. Wow this new technique might be a hit, you know? The splatter effect is really cool, and it seems much easier that the classic technique! I might need to try that sometime; and I don't really bother about having to use a lot of polish, we never see the end of a bottle anyways!

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  2. Does the thinned polish keep well in the spray bottle? I really wanna try this, looks so simple and fun!

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  3. Amazing! Great work and very clever use of a sprayer!

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  4. What a great idea. I wonder would acrylic paints work since it okay to add water to them to thin out. It' okay that your middle finger is different it gives your mani more character. Nailart doesn't have to be consistent or perfect...Looks awesome! :D

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    1. thats a great idea about acrylic paints, they are cheaper and I have a ton on hand! I think I will try this out!

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    2. I just tried :P It works! At least with my acrylic paints. It takes a while to dry though and the drops tend to move a little bit. Well, that's the water.

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  5. Wait.....are you calling me and "old" reader??? LOL.

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  6. OMG this looks amazing! Fantastic idea!

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  7. Great idea! Love how this came out...less "perfect" it is the better!

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  8. I will be doing this. Oh, it shall be done. I'm still ridiculously jealous of your skills too. Just saying. ;)

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  9. I love this!! so much simpler than the original way!! Now I am going to try the splatter :) Thanks for posting!

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  10. that's quite ingenious! i really want to try that out :D

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  11. That is such a good a idea! Way easier!.

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  12. This is such a cool idea! I can't wait to try it one day!

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  13. WOW.... would had never thought of doing this, what an awesome idea! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the colors you used

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  14. First, that green is gorgeous and is so striking against the white. Second, how clever are you?! What a fantastic idea, and the results look amazing! I do like how the middle finger has more green; it's a subtle but lovely accent.

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  15. I love the color combo and the technique is genius! I have wanted to try a splatter mani and I think I will try this technique first. I love the result!

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  16. really pretty, never thought of using a spray bottle!

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  17. This is so amazing!! I have done a splatter mani before but I like the way this looks so much better!

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  18. Gorgeous, thanks for sharing the technique!

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  19. I LOVE the technique.. great idea!

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  20. This is a really great technique...What happend to the rest of the polish you had in the bottle??

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  21. I really love this... I'll have to give it a try. I just discovered your blog.. it's amazing!

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  22. bloody hell, enough comments lol ! looks awesome tho, truly awesome xx

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  23. What a brilliant idea! I really have to try this out :)

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  24. WOW! that's so clever. I love it :)

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  25. AH BRILLIANT! So creative! =) I will have to try this soon!! Great job, Challenge buddy!

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  26. Holy Crap this is freakin awesome! Plus I love the colors esp the green!

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  27. I really love the way that turned out! I'm gonna have to figure out how to copy cat. : )

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  28. awesome nails. love the idea. very cool.

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  29. That is the greatest idea! I love the spatter look but was scared to try it. You have made it so simple now. Thank you! Gorgeous nails and I love your blog.

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  30. This. Looks. Amazing.

    I love the colour combo, and I can't wait to give this a try! I actually like that the middle nail is a little different too--it makes the splatter effect look that much more authentic. ;)

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  31. What an awesome idea! I must try this.

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  32. I have to try this! It seems like it would take a lot of the mess and polish inhaling out of splatter manicures!

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  33. I just tried this and it is lifechanging ;) I wanted to try splatter, but hello! Mess galore. This was painless and used up a franken I made that wasn't quite up to par. Thanks for sharing!

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  34. what kind of thinner? is there a nail polish thinner?

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  35. I am on my third time trying this... my spray bottles don't seem to want to work... :(( on to trying again....... yours looks amazing ..

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  36. Oooh, I'm so trying this ASAP.

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  37. Where do you get the thinner??

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  38. I just tried this today and it turned out great!! It turned out so well that I did a tutorial on my blog! I of course told my subscribers I got the idea from you, and added a link to your blog on my post! http://tarotladylissa.blogspot.com/2012/11/oh-splat.html

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  39. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing :)

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  40. I saw a link for this on Lydias Nails and all I can say is WOW!! I know I'm a little late on this one but this is awesome!!!

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