Creative musings in bright colors

Since the point of challenges is to well, challenge, I thought I would try a new technique today: splatter painting! Wheeeee! I stole some straws from the Au Bon Pain in the building next to my lab, and got to work. There is a bit of a learning curve to this one!


I started with a grey base, splattered on black, and then white. Unfortunately, for most of my nails the white (which at this point is 2/3 empty and getting rather thick) came out in globs. I fixed this endless white mass by adding some black/white matte glitter…that of course you can only see the black part of. I’m so tricky!


This is a FUN technique. I’m glad I looked it up a bit first so I knew to lay down some saran wrap, wrap my nails in tape, and take off my rings! Otherwise…messy. Very messy. It STILL got all over my hands! But decidedly fun 🙂


So what do you think, worth it? I think I need to try with more colors (and thinner polish) next time and see what work of art (or fail) resolves itself.



  • White: Julie G – White Orchid
  • Grey: NYC – Sidewalkers
  • Black: Julie G – Black Sheep
  • Glitter: Maybelline – Clearly Spotted


Check out the other black and white nails for today’s challenge!

Comments on: "Day 7: Black&White (Ker-Splatter!)" (11)

  1. Because of your blog and its versatility, I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award! Take a look here:

  2. Absolutely awesome!

  3. Came out great! Splatters are so hard to control and not end up with a blot mess

  4. Your splatters came out great! They are always fun to do and you always get different looks

  5. Love this! Great work =)

  6. Your splatters look so cool! 😀

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