Water marbling is a really fun technique to do your nails. There are already a lot of videos on YouTube, but I like it very much so I thought; Why shouldn’t I make a tutorial about this? :D I called it ‘Princess’ nail art because it’s pink and sparkly and that just made me think of a princess. :] You want to learn this fun and easy way of creating nail art? Then read this post!
What to use?
The first kind of polish you need is always a base coat. It’s a transperant polish that will protect your natural nails.
Then, you’ll need a neutral colour nail polish you’ll put on your nails before you start the water marbling. I chose a light beige colour.
Now we’re going to pick the colours for the water marbling. I used a bright pink en a sparkly silver. You do need to make sure the colours work in water, and if they don’t you’ll need to pick others. Some people say you can only use expensive brands for water marbling, but I just used some cheap ones which worked fine.
You’ll also need: A cup filled with room temperatured water, a needle and a cotton bud.
Like always finish with a top coat. It’s a transperant polish that will make your design last longer.
How to create?
Start with painting all your nails with the base coat.
When your base coat is dry, put on your neutral colour nail polish. You only need to add one layer, because it’s just the basic.
Now this is gonna be fun! :) We’re going to start the water marbling now. It’s smart to put some tape around yournails on your fingers, cause otherwise the polish will get all over your fingers.
Then you’re going to put drops of the silver and pink nail polish in the water. When there’s a kind of target in the water you’re doing it right. This is how mine looks:
Don’t worry if it doesn’t spread very nice, as long as it’s big enough to dip your nail in it it’s good.
When you have the target, you’re going to draw a pathern. Do this quick, before the nail polish dries. The pathern can be anything you like. I just drew some lines.
Now you’re going to dip you’re nail in to the design and push it through the polish, but not all the way to the bottom. When you’re nail is in the water, it looks like this (There’s no nail polish in the water cause I took this picture later, sorry!) :
Then you’re going to clean up the polish that is still in the water. This should pick up really easy with a cotton bud. When the water’s clean you can get your finger out of the water. Let it dry and put on your top coat and then you’re finished!
Many people think about water marbling as a waste of their nail polish. But I don’t mind, because it’s really pretty and I got enough nail polish :)
So I hope you enjoyed this water marbling tutorial and that you understood everything! Have fun & good luck! ♥