Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Twinsie Tuesday - Watercolor Nails

I'm a little late with my Twinsie Tuesday post, but I had a presentation today and things have been so crazy it slipped my mind.

Anyways, watercolor! I've been meaning to try this out for a while and this was the perfect opportunity.  There are a couple different ways to go about this, and I decided to do use sharpies since that's what I have (I guess I should invest in some acrylic paints).

water color sharpie nails tutorial

water color sharpie nails tutorial

water color sharpie nails tutorial


Materials:

  • White Polish (I used China Glaze Snow)
  • Matte top coat (I used Essie Matte About You)
  • Sharpie markers (Use whatever color you want, just make sure they're "juicy")
  • Plastic ziploc bag
  • Isopropyl alcohol
  • Small paint brush (I used the ELF concealer brush that I use for cleanup)
  • Top coat (optional)
Steps:
  1. First paint your nails white and after it's dry apply your matte top coat.  The matte topcoat helps the the water color stick to your nail.
  2. On the plastic bag color a section with one of the sharpies.
  3. Dip your brush into the alcohol and "mix" it with the sharpie that you colored in on the plastic bag.
  4. Using the same brush dab it on your nails however you want.
  5. Repeat steps 2-4 using different colors and until you get your desired look.
  6. You can leave as is if you like the matte look or you can add a top coat for some shine.
Check out the other Twinsies' water color nails!



Alaina at The Little Canvas
Amanda at Amandalandish
Amanda at Fashion Footing
Amber at Nails Like Lace
Beckie at Polished by Beckie
Bridget at A Painted Nail
Chelsea at Nailed Blog
Jessica at Blue Velvet Lacquer
Marisa at Polish Obsession
Savannah at Addicted to Polish
Róisín at Cuti-CLUE-les

27 comments :

  1. Very nice! Love how these turned out.

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  2. So colourful and pretty. I've tried water colour paint and high lighter pens for different mani's, x

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  3. Bookmarking this, cuz I've been wanting to try this method for a while. It's beautiful!

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  4. So pretty! I love how light the colors look and how well they blend together.

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  5. So pretty! I love sharpie/alcohol ink nail art but I haven't tried this method. It looks gorgeous!

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  6. Can't get over how absolutely gorgeous these are!!

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  7. Gorgeous mani! I have a weakness for watercolor lately.

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  8. This really does look like watercolor! So delicate.

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  9. Gorgeous job and great little step by step of the process. This mani has to be one of my favourite sharpie manis (that I have seen) to date!

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  10. Beautiful mani. Colors look cool.

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  11. It's pretty, I never tried this before but I have been wanting to for a while.

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  12. How fun! I love the overall effect you got.

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  13. This looks insanely pretty! Great job with it.

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  14. I have sharpies on my grocery list so I can try this!

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  15. I'm so glad you provided the tutorial steps to this! I have been trying to do this mani and it never looked right and I always removed it. Makes sense to write on the baggie and pick up the color that way!!!

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  16. That's a really neat technique! I love how they turned out!

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  17. Ah, this is so pretty and soft. Love it!

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  18. I never would have thought to attempt this with sharpies--genius! I'll have to give your technique a try sometime. Yours came out beautifully!

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  19. Gorgeous! I've done this technique with watered down acrylics.

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  20. I haven't done this and want to try as I love what u did :P

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  21. Awww....so cute! Love the look of this mani. The colors used are light and relaxing to the eyes. Great job!

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  22. I've always wondered how to do this with Sharpies!! Now I need more colors, haha! So pretty, love it!

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  23. This is soooo beautiful...Just amazing. :)

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