6/13/2011 0 Comments
Water Marbling Your Nails
I have written out the instructions for Water Marbling you're nails and I've got a slide show of photos and I also decided to attach my video as well so whichever method helps you out the most! I've had so many compliments about this from friends, family, customers at work and complete strangers. I have a few other ideas to do with it so I'll add photos as I do them! Good Luck!
Things you need:
- paper towel
- a water container filled with room temperature water
- lots of toothpicks
- scotch tape
- 2 or more nail polishes
- clear top coat
1. So after you have chosen your nail polish colours you will need to tape off your finger nail. This can be time consuming but don't try to save time by taping all your fingers at once; its actually more of a hassle in the end. So the first piece of tape you are going to line up with your cuticle line and get it as close to the nail as possible with the second piece start with it going along the side of your nail, under the nail and pull it u along the other side of your nail; again trying to keep as close to the nail as possible.
2. I then painted my nail white as a base but you can use a neutral colour any colour for that matter. It helps incase the colours you swirl don't completely cover your nail (but you really wont have this problem)
3. Once that is dried you are going to get the colours you want to put on your nails and you are going to put them in the water container one drop at a time. The first drop creates a film in the water which holds onto the colours to follow. So drop each polish one at a time and it will create a bullseye effect, you can put as many dots as you'd like. For me with 2 colours I put each colour in 3x.
4. Then take one toothpick and drag it through your bullseye and swirl it around until you like the funkiness that you have created.
5. Now comes the tricky part; you are going to completely submerge your nail in the container and once you do that, that another toothpick and twirl it in the excess nail polish that surrounds your finger. By twisting the toothpick you will collect all this excess polish and be able to more cleanly remove your finger from the water.
6. Give it a minute or to to dry off. You may have some water bubbles this is totally alright, in most cases when you apply the top coat it will pop them.
7. Cut the loop of tape under your nail and you should be able to peal off the tape in one piece
8. Repeat for the rest of your nails and when thats finished apply your top coat and clean up the edges of your nails.
Below are photos of everything incase you are a more visual person. I will also update it with new designs when I've done them!
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