Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Patriotic Splatter

Happy 4th of July to my United States readers. This is the last 4th of July mani I have for you. I wanted something simple, something just about anyone can do ... something that doesn't use all the usual tools my nail art does. What's one of the simplest manicures I could think of? A splatter, of course!


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I call this a patriotic splatter. I used two coats of white. I did a light splatter of red, then blue, before doing one more splatter of red. My blue left larger splatters, more drips than anything, and took over the mani until I added more red.


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Be very careful if you use two primary colors, colors that can create other colors if mixed, in your splatter. To keep my red and blue from mixing and making purple I used a straw for the red and a straw for the blue. There is always the chance that they will still mix on your nails though. I have a few purple spots on my nails but not as noticeable as they might be if I had used the same straw for both colors.


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The nice thing about this design is that it can be done by any patriotic person, not just those living in the US. Simply use your country's colors for a unique splatter. This can also be done with school colors or your favorite sports teams colors.


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Here is a splatter tutorial by The PolishAholic if you'd like to try your own Patriotic Splatter mani.

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