The Digit-al Dozen DOES Spring, Day 1: Erin Condren Inspired Watercolor Nail Art.

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Good morning, readers! Long time no see! It’s time for another Digi-tal Dozen Week and the theme this month is Spring. I expect you will see a ton of florals and pastels, but I love how broad the theme is and I can’t wait to see what everyone comes up with. For my first mani of the week, I’ve been inspired by one of my Erin Condren covers! I ordered this originally for my Life Planner, but recently switched it to my every day notebook that I carry because I love the watercolor look so much. (I don’t know about you, but my planner tends to stay open on my desk so I can always SEE it, therefore this gorgeous cover wasn’t being seen enough.) Sharpies, a plastic sandwich bag, and rubbing alcohol made this mani a breeze. Let’s take a look!Erin Condren Watercolor nail art 3
Erin Condren Watercolor nail art 2

  • To begin, I painted two coats of Salon Perfect Sugar Cube onto my nails and topped with quick drying top coat.
  • Next, I grabbed my ziploc bag and colored with a sharpie marker onto it.
  • Then, I sprayed my rubbing alcohol onto the sharpie scribble.
  • I used an old striper brush to mix up the rubbing alcohol and sharpie ink on the bag into a watery paint and then painted it onto the nails.
  • I repeated those steps for each color of sharpie I wanted and overlapped on the nail a bit for the water color look.
  • Rubbing alcohol and a cleanup brush removed most of the sharpie from my cuticle area, aside from some of the teal (grr!).
  • At the last minute, I decided that a few delicate white floral stamps would look nice on this background without taking attention away from the watercolor base. So I used Mundo de Uñas White stamping polish and some flowers from ÜberChic plate 6-03. Some are kind of lost into the base but I’m okay with that.
  • KBShimmer Clearly on Top was used to top everything off and add shine.

Erin Condren Watercolor nail art 1

(Bad lighting, but here’s a quick pic with the notebook cover!)Erin Condren Watercolor nail art 4

I just love the looks you can create with Sharpies on your nails, don’t you? Check out what the other Digit-al Dozen ladies did for their Day 1 Spring looks below:

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