Saturday, January 3, 2015

Poppies will put them to sleep...

Day three of the Crumpets Nail Tarts 31 Day Challenge is water spotting.  I think my brain took a vacation for this one because to me, water spotting is this:

The awesome technique where you dot thinned acrylic paint (or polish) onto your nail and then soak the middle of it out with a cotton bud.  I think they come out super cool looking and I thought I was being totally clever by using a similar technique but without soaking out the middle.  I was inspired by Will Paint Nails for Food and her amazing poppies technique. While mine came out decent, they don't hold a candle to her original ones.  But then this morning whilst looking for a picture to demonstrate my idea of water spotting I came across another problem; water spotting is meant to be the technique where you spray polish that's sitting on water with alcohol and then drag your nail into it to create a web.  As seen here:

I did think about starting over but...let's face it:

So not only am I avant garde today, I'm also completely off base!  Oh well. Enjoy the art anyway! :)


  1. lol, love this post!!! Its so much funnier that yo'uve even used this technique before! love you x

    1. I know!! Work vacation is rotting my brain! lol

  2. Haha this is a great post! Your manicure looks amazing anyways!

  3. To me water spotted is the technique you described/show so I guess it could be interpreted either way.


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