On a whim I decided to have a go at water marbling my nails. I used a whole bunch of blue and purple polishes and started to experiment. I'm not thrilled by the look of my nails - my thumb, index finger and ring finger nails look sort of interesting, but my middle and little fingers are not great.
I did learn some useful things for next time I try it though:
- Just because one polish spreads out nicely on the water, it doesn't mean that another polish from the same brand/collection will.
- Don't use icy cold tap water. Your polish will turn to tar.
- Use a shot glass, not a cup. The smaller the better!
If you want to know how I did these nails, just google 'water marble nails'. There are loads of videos and articles showing the process step by step.
I quite enjoyed doing them, but boy is it messy. Even though I taped my fingers, the clean up operation was huge. It wasn't helped by the fact I chose some really skin-staining colours so my cuticles were left with a greeny-blue tinge even after cleaning them up with a paintbrush and some acetone.
I think that in future when I try water marbling again I will just stick to doing one accent nail. Taping, dipping and cleaning up ten nails requires more patience than I have!
Have you tried water marbling? Do you have any hints and tips for next time I have a go?