I am fully aware that these are not in the best of taste, but Halloween is all about being a little over the top, right? Here’s my Splatter Nails.
I recommend doing this design on fake nails spread out on a newspaper rather than your natural nails unless you’re prepared to do a lot of cleanup.
This is very messy to do but the end result is worth it.
I messed around with a couple different color nails, dark flesh tone and pale flesh tone. I was thinking the darker ones would look a bit more zombie like and diseased, but I liked the lighter ones better after seeing them on. I got my pale white-girl flesh tone by mixing Misa Hot Couture (tannish creme) with white, drop by drop until I got the shade I wanted.
Next, I mixed up a blood color with red creme and brown creme polish (both Japanese dollar store specials) in my silicone baking cup. I would actually recommend using acrylic paint instead because it’s cheaper, easier to work with, and has better flow.
I saturated my fan brush with the “blood” and then bent the brush bristles upward and released them. This caused the splattering. I also loaded up the brush and let it drip onto the nails. Sorry I have no pictures, my hands were getting pretty messy by then! Probably an easier way would be to use an old toothbrush, load it up with paint, and hold it bristles down over the surface. Then rake a toothpick along the bristles to get the splatter. This would probably make a finer pattern of spray, though. This is one of those techniques you have to play around with. But make sure you’ve got newspaper down or something because the paint tends to fly everywhere. You could also do this on clear nails for a more subtle creepy effect.
So put these on and get ready to gross people out! If there was trick or treating in Japan, this is probably what I would be wearing when I passed out the candy.