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Orange Splatter Paint

Splatter paint seemed easy and I’ve wanted to try it for a while. So, here’s a version in orange (with other colors) on a white background. (Sorry about going back to the blurry cell phone pictures. I’m still trying to figure out how to take quality pictures on the very old, used digital camera I just got.)

Orange Splatter Paint nail art design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

What I used:

Supplies for Orange Splatter Nail Art design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

  • base coat (not shown)
  • white (unnamed, no number) by Kiss Colors (part of French mani kit)
  • Modern Art (844) by Rimmel London
  • Mint Green (NA911) by LA Colors (Art Deco collection)
  • Sky Blue (NA910) by LA Colors (Art Deco collection)
  • coffee stir straw
  • 1mm dotting tool for additional dots (optional)
  • generic quick dry top coat (not shown)

What I did:

Step 1: Base coat. When dry, paint 2-3 coats white.

Step 2: Take the coffee stir straw and dip it in a small drips of nail polish (place it on a waxed paper or something). Blow through the straw gently above the nail to splatter the paint on the nail. You can also add extra splatters by quickly flicking a paintbrush or stir straw (with polish on it) toward the nail to get little drips and splatters, or by using the dotting tool to put extra dots. Do this until you’re happy with the design.

Step 3: Clean up around nail. Top coat and done!

Orange Splatter Paint nail art design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

Neutral Dotted Chevron for GOT Polish Challenge: Chevron

This is simple, pretty, and fast. You can use a dotting tool/toothpick/bobby pin if you want, but I just used the brush from the polish because I didn’t want the dots to be too small. It only takes 5-10 minutes. (Go to the bottom of the post to read more about the challenge.)

Neutral Dotted Chevron Nail Art Design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings for GOT Polish Chevron

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What I used:

Supplies for Neutral Dotted Chevron Nail Art Design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings for GOT Polish Chevron

  • base coat (not shown)
  • sheer beige color (unnamed, no number) by Kiss Colors (part of French mani kit)
  • Shield by Wet n Wild
  • quick dry top coat (not shown)

What I did:

Step 1: Base coat, then 1 coat beige.

Step 2: Make 5 dots in chevron pattern, first dot is largest and goes in center, then the two middle dots are a little smaller, and the last two dots are even smaller. Top coat and done!


If you’re interested in the GOT Polish Challenge…

This is the linkup page (how to sign up) for the Golden Oldie Thursday Challenge – “GOT Polish Challenge” by the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts (https://www.facebook.com/groups/purplecrumpetfairy/)

20th Feb – Chevron Open 13 – 27 February!

The rules:

* the polish you use should be at least one year old

* if you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have

* the polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried

* you can use more than 1 polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules

 

Red and White Polka Dots for GOT Polish Challenge: Dots

Oh, the best laid schemes of mice and men… This week’s design isn’t what it started out as, but in the end is a simple polka dots pattern with a cheerfully bright, classic red. Simple, easy, quick – I wonder why I had planned to do anything else.

(Go to the bottom of the post to read more about the GOT Polish challenge.)

Red and White Polka Dot design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings for GOT Polish Challenge: Dots

What I used:

Supplies for Red and White Polka Dot design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings for GOT Polish Challenge: Dots

  • base coat (not shown)
  • Red Red (414) by Wet n Wild
  • white (unnamed, no number) by Kiss Colors (part of French mani kit)
  • 1 mm dotting tool
  • generic quick dry top coat (not shown)

What I did:

Step 1: Base coat, then 1-2 coats of red. For the accent nail, use 2-3 coats of white instead.

Step 2: Using the dotting tool, add polka dots evenly spaced over the nail, in opposite color of base color. Top coat and done.

Pinterest Red and White Polka Dots Tutorial for nail art design by Shelly Najjar for Ten Tiny Paintings

Click to pin on Pinterest

If you’re interested in the GOT Polish Challenge…

This is the linkup page (how to sign up) for the Golden Oldie Thursday Challenge – “GOT Polish Challenge” by the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts (https://www.facebook.com/groups/purplecrumpetfairy/)

30th Jan – Dots Open 23 January – 6 February!

The rules:

* the polish you use should be at least one year old

* if you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have

* the polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried

* you can use more than 1 polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules

Blue Glitter for GOT Polish Challenge: Blue

This design is a stretch for this week’s blue theme, but because I did a blue design last week for the stripes theme, I wanted a different color this week. So I used a purple-gray color and then put blue glitter on top. Both were older than 1 year, and I used at least one blue polish. (Go to the bottom of the post to read more about the challenge.)

Blue design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings for GOT Polish Challenge

What I used:

Supplies for blue design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings for GOT Polish Challenge

So simple!

  • base coat (not shown)
  • Cerish by Bonne Bell
  • blue glitter by Bon Bons (unnamed, no number)
  • generic quick dry top coat (not shown)

What I did:

Step 1: After the base coat dries, I put 1 coat of Cerish on the full nail, then a second coat on the middle part of the nail. It’s been a while since I used this color, but I really like it. It shifts from gray to purple depending on the light. I ended up wearing it plain for a few days before adding the blue.

Step 2: Add 1 thin coat of blue glitter (this is blue colored glitter in clear polish). Top coat and done!

If you’re interested in the GOT Polish Challenge…

This is the linkup page (how to sign up) for the Golden Oldie Thursday Challenge – “GOT Polish Challenge” by the Crumpet’s Nail Tarts (https://www.facebook.com/groups/purplecrumpetfairy/)

23rd Jan – Stripes  Open 16th to 30th January!

The rules:

* the polish you use should be at least one year old

* if you haven’t been a polishaholic that long, you can use the oldest polishes you have

* the polish should be previously used, but if you’re stuck, you could free a yearling from Mount Untried

* you can use more than 1 polish as long as it fits the theme and the rules

Gold with Black Swirls – Nail Art

This is the final design I did to cover up the nail art fail of Fall Dots Attempt 1. I knew I had to try something glittery, because it is the easiest way to cover a bad design, especially one with dark splotches. The glitter covers the design because you can’t see through the metal bits of glitter, and if it doesn’t cover the design completely, it is really hard to see the design between the pieces glitter because they reflect light.

So here’s the (not creatively titled) Gold with Black Swirls design!

Gold with Black Swirls by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

Note: I did a couple of designs on the way to the final one, so I if you want to see them all, start here. If you want to see the simple steps to doing only the Gold with Black Swirls design, keep reading below.

What I used:

Supplies for Gold with Black Swirls design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

  • base coat (not shown)
  • Wet Sand by Maybelline New York
  • Black liquid eyeliner (can also use black Sharpie or black polish applied with striper)
  • generic quick dry top coat

What I did:

Step 1: After a base coat dries (or, if you are using this design to cover up a different one like I did, until the old top coat dries), add two coats of Wet Sand (or any gold polish).

Step 2: Begin by drawing a backwards (almost) “S” shape on the nail with the black eyeliner/striper/Sharpie. Add dots around the curve near the tip and a spiral swirl next to the curve near the base. To make this step easier, take your time, and you can think of all the shapes as connected “C” shapes.

Step 3: Finish with top coat and let dry.

Gold with Black Swirls Nail Art by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

See all the posts in this series:

  1. Fall Dots (Attempt #1) = Fail
  2. Diagonal Autumn Tips
  3. Gold Gradient
  4. Gold with Black Swirls (this post)

Diagonal Autumn Tips – Nail Art

This was an intermediate design created to cover up a design fail. I know the index finger isn’t really at that much of a diagonal, but I didn’t care because it was an intermediate design I was going to cover up anyway. If I did this for real, from the start, I would use tape to make sure the lines were straight going from corner on one side to midway on the other side.

Diagonal Autumn Tips Final Design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

What I used:

Supplies for Diagonal Autumn Tips Nail Art design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

  • Base coat (not shown)
  • Blush by e.l.f. (part of Necessary Nails collection)
  • Shield by Wet n Wild
  • Quicksand by Maybelline New York
  • generic quick dry top coat

How I did it/would have done it if I were starting from the beginning:

Step 1: Base coat (I already had this on from the earlier design, but if you’re starting from blank nails, you will want to add a base coat)

Step 2: Apply two coats of Blush by e.l.f. (also already on from the earlier design)

Step 3: At a diagonal, apply one coat Quicksand by Maybelline NY to tip. You can use a piece of tape (if Blush color is completely dry) to make the line straighter.  (I didn’t care because it was going to be covered up anyway. If I were doing this from the beginning I would also make more of an effort to make these diagonal, because the index finger’s almost just a plain curved tip, but I had to cover up any place I put the old design, and I wasn’t very careful to keep the line straight. You can also still see the paint underneath the red color, but don’t worry, you can’t see it after the next step)

Red step for Diagonal Autumn Tips Nail Art design by Shelly Najjar at Ten Tiny Paintings

Step 4: When dry, paint one coat of Shield by Wet n Wild on top of the diagonal tip.

Step 5: Top coat. (I skipped this because this was an intermediate design and going to be covered up)

[Covered up with Gold Gradient]

See all the posts in this series:

  1. Fall Dots (Attempt #1) = Fail
  2. Diagonal Autumn Tips (this post)
  3. Gold Gradient
  4. Gold with Black Swirls