Hand Painted Water Decal

For this "what r u wearing Wednesday" post I wanted to try a technique I had seen on Instagram that I had never tried before. A wonderful artist @lissmel9 on Instagram posted a video showing how to take a water decal and hand painting.

I happen to have some water decals laying around so I thought I would give it a try.  I had two issues when I did this. 1) I accidentally folded my decal when I was sliding it off of its backing and 2) the design is small and intricate so I was having a hard time keeping in the lines.  Originally I was going to do this design/technique and do two accent fingers my mid and ring fingers but I ended up with doing just my ring finger because I was getting frustrated.  Here is what I ended up with…

I used Sinful Colors Endless Blue which I am endlessly in love with for all but my accent finger.  For my hand painted water decal I used a variety of Sinful Colors, Zoya, and OPI nail polishes.  The dominant yellow polish behind the water decal is Sinful Colors Let's Meet, I love how it sparkles.  Both of the Sinful Colors are from the Chill Out collection which I swatched recently you can check them out here.

The water decal I used is Item #8116 pattern D211 in black from bornprettystore.com.  Don't forget to use coupon code: CREATEX31 for 10% off your next purchase.

This didn't come out as grand as I was hoping but it doesn't look half bad either.  I think the next time I try this technique I will do it with a less complicated decal to make it much easier on myself than maybe I won't have so many issues.

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Your Fellow Plebe,