I've spent quite a bit of time lately trawling the internet for ideas for different manis. A pattern I've noticed is that everyone uses acrylic paints for the less standard designs so of course I had to pick some up at a local art store. I couldn't decide what to paint so I went with a design I've actually painted on canvas before, a grid with rainbow squares!
As this was a real experiment, I kinda winged (wung?) everything. First up I started with two coats of Joe Fresh White as a base, as a white base never hurt anyone. Then, with my narrowest paintbrush, I carefully drew in the lines for my squares. Moving on to the slightly larger brush, I filled each square in. Finally, and this is the step I was worried about, I added a coat of Seche Vite. I'm really surprised, each of these steps went off without a hitch! Now I get to have super colourful nails for tomorrow which is second only super sparkly in terms of making me happy!
In case you're wondering why I'm posing here with a bottle of Orly Fowl Play, I actually have this on my other hand. I didn't stand a chance at doing this with my non-dominant hand and I just got this in the post so on it went! I fully intended to review this tonight too but I can't pose with the other hand and it was freaking me out so next time!
The Verdict: Acrylic paints are a winner! I just bought a bog-standard sampler set for $5 for 12 colours and they work really well, you don't need anything special. I would recommend getting a small brush though, it really helps.
Bonus: Quilters out there might recognise this as a Bargellow pattern normally seen in quilts. My mum is an amazing quilter, have to credit her for the inspiration :)