Here's the shirt that inspired my design:
And here are the nails!!!!!
This was such a fun one to do! Sorry they're not cleaned up very well in the photos. I took these while the nails were still a little wet (that's some thick splatters!) because I wanted a good photo in case I smudged, gashed, or mangled them!
Here's how I did it....
First, I applied three coats of Pure Ice Splash
Then I set up my supplies: old tablecloth to cover work area, foil for dabbing, polishes, clothespin with cottonball dipped in remover, masking tape to cover fingertips, tip of a broken ink pen (small straws work, too)
I put masking tape around my fingertips to aid in ease of cleanup and keep extra splatters off my skin.
To make the splatters, I dripped the CG Boundless Color Blue You onto the foil, then dipped the small end of a broken ink pen into the polish so it would form a film over the hole. I brought it up to my mouth and blew a short puff of air through it aimed at my nails. I did practice this a bit on some scrap paper to kind of get the hang of it before I did it to my nails. After I put Blue Me on all the nails, I wiped the pen tip off with the cottonball dipped in remover and did the same splatter technique with CG Boundless Color White Night. Then I added a bit more blue and a bit more white. Then I sat down to catch an old episode of Covert Affairs while I waited for it to dry a bit....which takes a while with all that thick polish! When things were sort of dry, I took off the tape.
Here's look at the mess I made....
And here's a few shots of my nails with the shirt that inspired it all.....