Remember when I told you I had previously been traumatized by water marbling? I promised to give it a try during this year and seems like that happened sooner than I thought it would :D I also decided why not try more than one method while I'm at it? So I ended up using the regular water marbling technique as well as the water spotted technique.
Water marbling (the regular way) - I have no idea how you guys can get beautiful and symmertical shapes on the water, but i wasn't going for those this time, so these irregular shapes were more than ok! I used yellow, orange, pink and purple polishes for marbling, changing the color combo a bit for each nail to get a lively result.
I didn't use any base color before marbling, so they came out slightly transparent but I don't think it looks bad at all. After marbling I applied a coat of pink shimmery top coat to give it a little sparkle. The top coat smeared the marbling a little, but luckily that's only visible in pictures.
Water spotted - this marbling technique is a bit different and usually only uses one color. I guess you could do it with more than one color too, but I haven't seen anyone do that (yet). Anyway, after dropping a few drops of polish on the water surface, gently spray a little hair spray to it to get distorted shapes like this.
I didn't use this technique on the nails itself, but I figured it would be a great way to make pearls look like turquoise stones! I only had small ones and couldn't find any big ones in stores, so I had to make them myself.
It was a bit hard to dip the pearls in to the water, but I figured the best way to do that, was to apply two-sided tape on an ice cream stick and stick the pearl to it, paint it with turquoise nail polish and then dip it into the water.
Would you guess the bigger stone is actually a DIY one, when you see it next to the smaller factory made ones? I'd say I nailed it pretty well 8-)
Here's all the polishes I used! I don't think I've ever used this many polishes for one set of nails (I usually stick to 2-4 colors).
I also tried out the new Glisten & Glow latex barrier and I fell in love with it right away! It made the cleaning up after marbling sooo much easier!
What do you think about these nails? An okay result for a
Here's my inspiration for these nails btw ↓
Here's a list of products that I used:
• O.P.I: Do You Have This Color In Stock-holm? (purple polish)
• Color Club: Kapow! (pink polish)
• Ciaté: Hopscotch (orange polish)
• Color Club: Almost Famous (yellow polish)
• Color Club: Pearl-spective (pink shimmer polish)
• Color Club: All In (turquoise polish)
• A England: Camelot (black polish)
• Art Club Liner: Silver glitter
• Glisten & Glow: Ctrl-Alt-Del (latex barrier)
• Big pearls from craft stores (these are from Hobby Point)
• Small turquoise stones
• Nail art studs
• Seashell shaped studs from Donki
• Konad: Silver nail art deco chain
• Swarovski crystals in different sizes