Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge Day 12: Camouflage

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Hi everyone!

It’s day 12 of the Nail Art A-Go-Go Challenge hosted by Gnarly Gnails and today’s theme is camouflage. I decided to try a technique I’ve seen done before but never tried myself: water spotting.

camo-nails-water-spotting-catrice-mint-me-up-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-side-nyx-matte-chocolate-sinful-colors-kakiI started off with 2 coats of Catrice Mint Me Up and waited for it to dry. Meanwhile, I picked out 3 other colours which I thought would combine to make good camouflage – Essence Walk on the Wild Side, NYX Matte Chocolate, and Sinful Colors Kaki.

camo-nails-water-spotting-catrice-mint-me-up-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-side-nyx-matte-chocolate-sinful-colors-kakiI then got to the water spotting. At first, I thought it would be most effective to add all of the colours to the water as one would with a water marble, and spray it with hairspray. My hairspray didn’t work that well, so I switched to heat protectant spray, which worked a little better. However, I soon realised I wasn’t getting all of the colours with this method, so I switched to doing one colour at a time – dropping it in the water, spraying, dipping my nail, and then doing the next colour. camo-nails-water-spotting-catrice-mint-me-up-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-side-nyx-matte-chocolate-sinful-colors-kakiGiven that the name of the technique is ‘water spotting’, I was expecting a more spotted effect, but instead ended up with random lines of polish – but that worked too! Luckily, this method is intended to look random, just like camouflage is. camo-nails-water-spotting-catrice-mint-me-up-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-side-nyx-matte-chocolate-sinful-colors-kakiI enjoyed testing out this technique for the first time. What do you think? 🙂camo-nails-water-spotting-catrice-mint-me-up-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-side-nyx-matte-chocolate-sinful-colors-kaki

camo-nails-water-spotting-catrice-mint-me-up-essence-colour-&-go-walk-on-the-wild-side-nyx-matte-chocolate-sinful-colors-kakiWe’ve almost reached the end of week 2 of the challenge – just hearts and sweets left!nagg-igTake a look at the other camouflage nails for today at the link:

  • http://lightofthemoonnails.blogspot.com/ Tina

    These are my favorite for today’s prompt! They remind me of Rainforest Jasper. Just gorgeous!

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Oh thanks so much Tina! Glad you liked them 🙂

  • http://vmoller.wordpress.com vonimoller

    You did a bloody good job! This has that camo effect but I love the earth tones to it

    • http://paintedfingertips.wordpress.com paintedfingertips

      Ah thank you! Yes earth tones is what I was going for 😀

  • http://OrdinaryMisfit.com OrdinaryMisfit

    Great job with these! Perfect for the prompt.

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