80's Splatter Neon Nail with Glow Heart

 
 
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Posted on June 02, 2013
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This is my 80's inspired neon paint splatter nail with a glow-in-the-dark heart.

Step-by-Step Nail Art Tutorial

1
Begin with a white nail so that the neon colors will pop!

Begin with a white nail so that the neon colors will pop!  

2
Use bright neon colored gel polish to make random color blocks.  Remove the tacky layer.

Use bright neon colored gel polish to make random color blocks. Remove the tacky layer.  

3
Next, paint contrasting stripes, swirls, and dots on top of your color blocks.  Try to do colors that are close to opposite on the color wheel.

Next, paint contrasting stripes, swirls, and dots on top of your color blocks. Try to do colors that are close to opposite on the color wheel.  

4
Use a piece of frisket (sold at the craft store in the airbrush section) to cut out a heart stencil.

Use a piece of frisket (sold at the craft store in the airbrush section) to cut out a heart stencil.  

5
Topcoat and swipe the nail with alcohol to protect the design.  Peel and stick the heart onto the clean dry nail.

Topcoat and swipe the nail with alcohol to protect the design. Peel and stick the heart onto the clean dry nail.  

6
Use black airbrush paint to outline the heart, and while the paint is wet, use an airbrush, or a straw to blow air onto the paint to make it run.  This can be done in little sections so that you have more control.  Don't worry if you mess up, it comes right off with alcohol.

Use black airbrush paint to outline the heart, and while the paint is wet, use an airbrush, or a straw to blow air onto the paint to make it run. This can be done in little sections so that you have more control. Don't worry if you mess up, it comes right off with alcohol.  

7
Coat your design with gel topcoat.  Next use a glow-in-the-dark white acrylic to make a 3-D heart.

Coat your design with gel topcoat. Next use a glow-in-the-dark white acrylic to make a 3-D heart.  

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Glow-in-the-dark heart.

Glow-in-the-dark heart.  

 
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Mixed Media     valentine's day     heart     neon     bright     wildflowers     splatter     80's     glow     nexttopnailartist80s

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nailbarLoungePRO - Commented 3 years ago
Love It!
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AmberDidItPRO - Commented 3 years ago
This is so cool, love it! Great job!
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PaulI - Commented one year ago
Just think this is stunning!

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