Sunday, 18 August 2013
I'm loving tie-dye at the moment - such a blast from the past! Me and my sister tonight are going to a Popfest concert which features bands from The Big Reunion - S Club 7, 5ive, Blue, Atomic Kitten etc... we will be reverting to our teenage selves and I thought I'd do some tie-dye nails to kind of fit the theme.
As I said, I've wanted to do tie-dye nails for a while and wasn't really sure how to create the effect. I had a google, and lots of water marble techniques came up - I suck at water marble so didn't want to go down that route. I then found a technique where you painted stripes of coloured polish onto your nail then dragged a dotting tool through the stripes while they were still wet. I gave this a go but it totally didn't work - the dotting tool just scraped the polish off!
Sooo I decided to just sponge bright colours in random blotches all over my nails. Here are the colours I used, no surprise that they were all Barry M (over a base of Sally Hansen's Lavender Cloud - white):
After the random sponging of the colours, this was the result...
I thought they looked okay, but didn't look tie-dye, really. And they looked kind of unfinished. I had another google and after looking at some tie-dye fabric, decided to add a swirl over the top with my white nail-art pen. And now I'm pretty pleased with how they look!