I tried to make these look like acid-washed ripped jeans. I think they look pretty good and abstract!
Trying to figure out how to achieve this look without drawing it out was more difficult. I tried out a few other techniques before deciding on this one, but I love how they turned out!
For this design, I used a small nail art brush and the following polish:
Silver holo: Color Club “Harp On It”
Light blue: Color Club “Route 66”
Denim blue: Urban Outfitters No Name Blue
And of course, my current favorite quick dry top coat "Marvel Liquid Macro Top Coat" by SuperChic Lacquer.
This design is very simple and does not require much skill. I am not very good at free handing and that is exactly what I love about this design.
I first painted two coats of Color Club “Route 66.” I allowed it to dry a bit so the colors do not transfer onto the other polish brushes.
Using the denim blue, I used the dry brush technique. This allowed me to get some of the color onto my nail without creating a uniform design. Each nail has different stroke marks similar to the dye in your jeans.
Next, I took the Color Club “Harp On It” and the small nail art brush with very little polish to create the rips. I lightly stroked back and forth with some parts longer than others.
Finally, I applied a layer of quick dry top coat to seal everything in.
Tell me what you think!