Ok, this is one of my faves!! It’s easy peasy lemon squeezey and gives such an awesome effect!! Like an artist’s palette!
Step 1 ♥ Paint all your nails white and wait for it to dry. I know, waiting is hard….so you can use a quick dry topcoat to speed it up if you’d like.
Step 2 ♥ Dab some nail polish onto your 1st white nail using the regular nail polish brush from your bottle- no special tools required! I used 5 colors and just splotched it on kinda thick and did not overlap the colors. Just apply enough splotches of color to cover the nail. I probably did about 7 splotches on my nail. Some colors I dabbed on once, others I dabbed on twice. It’s all random and quick and easy.
Step 3 ♥ Take a small piece of saran wrap, plastic wrapper or whatever (I used small snack baggies cut into thirds) and place it over your wet nail. You can either pull down on the plastic wrap (almost as if you were wrapping your fingertips tightly with the plastic wrap), or simply press down on top of the plastic. Either way, you will get the same effect- the dabs of polish will get smooshed by the pressure and when you pull the plastic off you will have a beautiful watercolor effect!! Here’s what my plastic looked like when I pulled it off my nail.
Step 4 ♥ Repeat step 3 to color your other nails. Make sure to do one nail at a time since you want the polish wet when you apply the plastic.
Step 5 ♥ Clean up around your cuticles if the nail polish bled onto your skin at all. And then topcoat your nails with clear polish to lock in your watercolor nails.
And that’s it!!! How lovely (and simple!) is this nail design? It’s perfect for spring!
yellow → AVON Inspire
pink → Zoya Sweet
blue → Sephora by OPI Natural Environ-mint
green → NYC Tudor City teal
purple → Sephora by OPI It’s Hippo To Be Square
19 thoughts on “Easy Watercolor Nail Art Tutorial”
This is lovely! So simple yet effective, I will have to try!
Yes! And I hafta try your multi-layered ruffian!
Can’t wait to see it!
Cool! We actually did what we said we would!!!
Yes 😀 proud of us!
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Fantastic!! Love the colors u picked!
Thanks so muchhh 😀
Yay this looks awesome!
Thank u darlin! Im workin on holo galaxy nails tonite! Weeeeeeee
Beautiful! I’m starting a Finger Nail Art bucket list! I’d call this one “screams of SPRING!” They are such a Happy combination!
Thanks!!! And i luv that u have a nail bucket list! That reminds me… i need to update my vision board. Someday we will have all these things we want! Muahahaaa
These look so pretty! I love the soft colors and how they’r all blended a little. Great water color mani!
I love this design! I’ve seen some pictures like this on pinterest, but there was no tutorial so I’m really happy you did one 🙂
Thanks! Im so glad you like it! I keep thinking of different color combos for this technique now 🙂
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I did this today and it came out wonderfully, thanks!
That’s so great to hear! Awesome!!!! 😀