Projects & Recipes
Yep, it’s a mouth full, nail polish water art. A friend posted a picture today of some beautiful nail art and wondered how to do it. I dug some up on youtube and posted it for her to see. Well you know what happened don’t you? I had to try it just to see how well it works. Since I am still learning to navigate the waters of being a female, I own 1 nail polish and I cannot really tell you where the heck it is. This left me with raiding my pre-teens stash.
Here is how you do this nail art and it is pretty simple. Get a bowl you can trash, put super cold water in it. Make sure there is enough water that you can submerge your fingers (covering your nails) and not touch the bottom. Next whip out the polish you can find. Drop in single drops of nail polish to start with. I dropped in green, 3 drops total. You will notice the polish spread out on the top of the water. When you drop your second drop, make it centered of your first drop. Drop as many colors as you want. Once you have your drops, grab a toothpick and drag it through your drops to make a design. Drag from one side of the container to the other, but make sure you wipe off the toothpick after each line you make. Next grab some scotch tape and grab a strip. Cut an arch in it and lay the tape on your finger with the arch going around your nail at the cuticle end. Take another strip of tape and lay it across the tip of your finger, under your nail tip. Hold fingers (3 at the most is all I would try to be safe), leave a gap between your fingers for space…hold the nails flat over the top of the water. To do this the back of your hand should be facing up to the ceiling and your fingers should be cupped under your palm some, like a dog paw. Next lay your fingers on top of the water and stretch fingers straight down into the water. Like if you made a fist and unfurled your fingers to be straight. While fingers are under the water, grab the toothpick and skim the top of the water to catch all the floating polish and drop on a napkin.
Leave your fingers in the water for about a minute. Pull out, pat finger pads on a towel and remove tape. You can have a ton of fun with this making a bunch of endless designs, so have a great time.