I’ve been wanted to do a real splatter mani for a while now, but I couldn’t figure out how to do it. I tried about three different techniques and seriously nothing was working. You might remember the Paint Splatter nail art that I did a while back, which was hand made splatters, I wanted organic splatters this time. I saw a video of someone doing paint splatter with a pen, and I needed to try it. It was my last hope.
Success! The base is two coats of OPI I Only Date Werewolves for the black and for the white, two coats of OPI Mummy Knows Best. For the blood splatter I used Sally Hansen Xtreme Wear in Cherry Red. Then a coat of Seche to finish it all off.
To do the actual splatter, I took apart a clicky pen and used the hollow pen shell (shown above) like a blow pen. So you just dip the tip of the pen into the polish and you blow into the pen like a blow pen! Be careful not to have the pen too close to your nail or you’ll get big blobs, which you can see on my index finger. Also, you need to work a little quicker with this because the polish starts to dry and it just won’t work. But it’s really simple to do, takes really no effort and comes out awesome. I love how it looks like organic splatter.
I love this. It seriously looks like blood. It’s cool and creepy and just plain awesome. These pictures are after 5 days of wear, and I only had minimal tip wear. I think that it looks a little bit better on the white, because you get more of a contrast and can see the smaller splatters a lot better. So, if I were to redo this, I’d probably just use white as a base.
Until next time,