Thursday, October 25, 2012

Halloween Challenge! Day 8: Blood/Gore/Splatter

Hello all! Today's challenge was to create bloody gore nails. I'm not really into gore or anything like that, so this was a challenge for me. I decided to try and make bloody claw marks with some splatter. I just can't splatter to save my life though...This is what it came out as:

I used white nails polish as my base color, then took a deep burgundy polish to create the claw marks. After that I took some red acrylic paint and failed at making splatter. Does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to create splatter? I would appreciate any info, since I am not good at it. 

Only two days left of this challenge! It's going to be hard to choose which mani I will recreate. When there is a recreate day in a challenge, I like to choose another challengers work to recreate. That's why it will be so hard to decide, because there has been some really awesome manicures!

Until next time,


  1. This turned out great!! I suck at splatter mani's, I've given up, I usually end up with a huge blob on my finger instead of delicate little blobs, you did a really good job!!

    1. Thank you! The dark red-ish color is actually brush strokes and the lighter red is the splatter. I had huge blobs too! It's a hard technique, at least for me. It seems like it should be really easy right? Oh well, I'm glad you liked 'em :)

  2. This looks awesome! I've only done splatter once and a lot of the polish flew everywhere BUT my nails haha. I used red polish and dabbed some on the inside of the straw and then blew that out, that seemed to work the best.

    1. Oh ok, so the polish should be inside the straw! That does make sense! I must not have been doing that! I was only getting huge blobs after blowing and blowing through the straw. It was horrible. I got splatter to work better if I tapped the brush with paint against a table in the direction of my nails LOL I will have to try splatter again. I've been wanting to try the needle drip mani too but I'm thinking it's going to be a lot like splatter...Looks easy but it totally isn't. Thanks for the advice!


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