Monday, July 26, 2010

Paint splatters can be FUN!

You know, I admit it. I am totally a child of the 80s. I love neon, I love wild prints, and I love paint splats. This set of nails reminds me of a sweatshirt I had in grade school, only the shirt was white instead of black. But what better color than black to make colors pop?

You can see how vivid the colors are. I can't lie, I want to keep these all for myself! So much fun, but at least I can redo them if I decide to!

This set of nails is made with a custom-mixed rainbow of acrylic paints, so that they have the same level of intensity. I love the black base, and the topcoat makes the colors so intense and glassy!

I won't lie, I can see doing this design with shimmers, metallics, glitters... monochromatic colors, analogous colors... I think it'd be fun no matter HOW I mixed it up! It's just downright FUN! Oooh, imagine white splats on a black background, with the occasional splat of red! There are so many ways to do this, and I don't know if any are better than the others. You'll definitely see this pattern again, if only on Etsy! Speaking of Etsy, these will be going up as soon as I finish this post.

I'm so excited to add that I've got some surprises coming up soon! I'm planning some videos, both of some of those dramatic, color-shifting polishes in the sun as well as some technique videos. If you have anything you'd like to see, feel free to leave requests in the comments!

And oy, I've just looked at the clock to see that once again, I'm catching 7:30am from the wrong side. I think I need to go to sleep. Man... one of these days I'll get my internal clock set right again.

...maybe. :D


  1. Those are awesome! I'm a child of the 90s, but I've always loved paint splatters.

  2. Thanks so much, Zara! I think they're a lot of fun too. I wore something similar to this a few weeks back. I used Gosh Holographic as the base, and used shades of red and pink for the splats. I found out that the holo as a base was just sort of sad, because so much of it got lost under the splats. Shame, really...

  3. I love 'em! Fun is the perfect description!! :-) I look forward to your videos...

    I am also a child of the 80s. I find my mind comparing nail polish colors to Care Bears, Smurfs, etc :-D

  4. Aww, thank you! Yea, I do that too. And Hypercolor clothing, and neons from the 80s, and so many other things...

  5. Too bad these aren't nail stickers instead of nails. I have my own nails lol. Very cute though. Very 80's.


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