Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Before & After: Watercolor Camo


So. Yeah. Today is watercolor day in the 31 Day CNT challenge. I've um...never done a watercolor mani...>.>...So, um...Yeah.

Well, we must do the things we are afraid of to grow, right? So I did it. But since I really don't like pastels, I decided to go another direction with the colors, and did a camouflage. :)

I started off with a base of Julep Stella, a light butterscotch sort of color:

Julep Stella 

Then I put on random swaths of China Glaze Trendsetter, China Glaze Westside Warrior, Sation I Paint In Peace, and Revlon Hot For Chocolate. I splurted a little bit of acetone over it, and swooshed it a bit with a nail art brush to get the watercolor effect. Then I stamped over with with China Glaze Passion and plate QA30 to give it some rank stripes:

Camo watercolor

I admit, it's still not my favorite technique, and you likely won't see it here again. But, I like how this turned out, and never say never! So who's to say. :)

Thanks for looking, and please check out the other watercolor manicures linked below. If they aren't showing up it's because I'm having a problem with the code and I hope to get it fixed soon. :)



  1. This is the cutest watercolor mani I have seen! I love the way this turned out with the camo design and the little stripes/chevrons are the perfect finishing touch for this! This is going on my Pinterest for sure.

    1. Wow, that's high praise! Thanks so much! Hmm, maybe I shouldn't abandon the technique so fast...lol. :)


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